Los Angeles - Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart are suing Billy Corgan.
couple are suing for undisclosed damages for nuisance, negligence and
injunctive relief from the Smashing Pumpkins rocker, claiming the
actress was almost killed by a falling tree from his garden.
lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the pair say the
tree crashed through the roof of their Beverly Hills home last December,
flooding the house and breaking a power line, with the actress - who
was heavily pregnant at the time - having to flee the "quickly flooding"
home while dodging live wires.
'I was horrified'
Eric claims he had warned his neighbour about the dangerous eucalyptus trees on his property, but he failed to take action.
However, Billy insists he was warned about the trees and didn't know they posed a threat until it was too late.
told TMZ.com: "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."
The Tonight, Tonight hitmaker insists he immediately called an expert to have similarly dangerous trees removed from his garden after the accident.
The rocker says the legal action is "a shame ... because [Eric and Rebecca] are nice people".