Aw, rich people. They’re allowed to bitch and complain about seemingly trivial stuff without us shaking our collective judgmental heads at them, right?
This tale involves the parents of an Oscar winner and a music legend’s trust fund baby. And they’re fighting over someone you don’t want to go toe to toe with: Mother Nature.
The parents of Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar (an Oscar?!) for her performance in My Cousin Vinny, have had it with their neighbor, who happens to be John Lennon’s second-born son, Sean (we remember you, Julian). It appears the 60-foot-high ailanthus tree in Sean’s front yard is pushing through the foundation of their Greenwich Village townhouse, and they’re not going to take it anymore.
Gary and Addie Tomei claim they have tried to reason with Sean for a year, but the whole situation is just harshing his mellow, maaaan. In a letter sent to the singer(?), the Tomeis’ legal team wrote, “Our clients fear that the entire front brick facade of their building is being compromised and may become damaged as a result of this shifting of the stoop and columns.”
With no solution in sight, the couple filed a suit asking for $10 million since the greenery has “compromised the basement wall and interior … [causing] irreparable damage to the structural integrity of the building.”
On a cute sidenote, Sean purchased this abode in 2008 for $9.5 million, and the two-family Tomei residence boasts 14 doors.
Let’s move on.
Adding insult to injury, the pipes in Sean’s place broke earlier this year and caused water damage to the Tomei residence. While their place was being repaired, they had to move in with their Oscar-winning daughter (an Oscar!).
Gary says he’s tried on multiple occasions to talk to Sean about the problem, but the musician is always traveling. Where? Where is Sean Lennon traveling to as a musician? We need to know.
All that’s needed in this scenario is for Sean to win a Grammy for his music. It’s only fair.