The headline reads like a misguided euphemism, but the details are true: Billy Corgan‘s tree crashed into Eric Dane’s house, nearly killing pregnant Rebecca Gayheart.
This happened late last year but now, according to TMZ, Dane is suing Corgan for “nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief,” claiming Corgan ignored repeated warnings to remove his dangerous tree.
Corgan calls these allegations “patently untrue” and expressed remorse over the turn of events, saying “I was horrified when I learned about the tree falling during what was a massive storm, a storm with winds strong enough to uproot a 50 ft. tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured.” (And that, you know, he’s Team McSteamy all the way, so why would he unleash his deadly tree on the former Grey’s Anatomy star??)
Dane and Gayheart are seeking “unspecified damages,” which begs the question: what is the average price tag on foliage-induced emotional trauma? See post-storm photos of the tree attack at TMZ.