facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tarantino sues neighbor over noisy birds

March 12, 2011 at 2:45 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino alleges in a lawsuit his Los Angeles neighbor's noisy pet birds are slowing the progress of his next movie.

Britain's The Daily Telegraph said Saturday Tarantino filed a six-page lawsuit in Los Angeles County seeking a noise-abatement order that will muzzle the "exotic bird menagerie" maintained by next-door neighbor Alan Ball.

"Nearly every day Mr. Tarantino and others in his home are subjected to the macaws' obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams, which are not only startling, but have also seriously disrupted Mr. Tarantino's ability to work as a writer in his home," the lawsuit said.

Tarantino's Superior Court suit said the unspecified number of macaws are kept outside and howl 8 hours a day. Their "relentless" shrieks have gone past the point of annoying to "injurious to his health."

Ball, who did not immediately respond to the suit, knows something about screenwriting himself. He created the television series "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under" and won an Oscar for penning the 1999 film "American Beauty."

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara depart 'MythBusters'
2
Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'
3
Jennifer Lopez declares she doesn't 'whore around'
4
See Amber Rose's wedding dress; finally revealed on anniversary
5
Benedict Cumberbatch doused five times in Ice Bucket Challenge
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback