Posted by Leonard Steinberg on January 6th, 2015
I awoke this morning to hundreds of e-mails asking me about my lawsuit against my neighbor Nicole Kidman: today was the first time I heard anything about this suit.
Yes, it is true that there had been a leak that impacted my apartment about 2 years ago. This leak did cause damage to my apartment that required repairs. $46,000 is a lot of money, but in super-expensive Manhattan that is the cost of MINOR repairs…..the relative equivalent of a fender-bender. We all buy (expensive) insurance to cover incidents of this nature, which happen throughout the world in buildings every day of the year, every year. My insurance company has decided to sue to recoup its costs and today is the first time I am finding out about this.
For the first time in my life I am witnessing first hand how cruel and distorting the media can be: firstly, this is not much of a story. Secondly, many of the facts in print are inaccurate…..is West 24th Street really in the West Village like some have reported? This is an eye-opener for all not believe everything they read. Thirdly, just because you are famous this should not automatically give license to the world to broadcast every technical and minute detail of your life. I am truly sorry that my neighbor has to bear this ugly publicity today, and probably every day of her life, like so many other famous people do. Its embarrassing.
And to the media: surely there are more important stories to cover like the Kardashians possibly?