Sean Connery portrayed the suave James Bond with a license to kill in the last century, but neighbors and a State Supreme Court judge are portraying the actor in this century as sue-happy jerk with a license to renovate.
Associated Press reports that Wednesday, State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman “slammed” the ancient star of such classics as “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” and “Highlander II: the Quickening.” Officiating a particularly nasty dispute between Connery and his New York Neighbors, the judge called Connery’s “blunderbuss” legal maneuverings “slash and burn litigation”
Neighbor Burton Sultan and family allege the 77-year old Connery ruined their furniture, and filled their apartment with noxious fumes while Connery engaged in lengthy renovations to the six-story town house they co-occupy. Sultan described the maker of such box-office magic as “Meteor” and “League of Extraordinary Gentleman” as “a bully who ignores norms of neighborliness and decency”.
Sultan further alleges that Connery’s renovations dragged on for years, causing leaks in the roof and allowing rats into the building. The judges comments were in regard to Connery’s countersuit. Friedman issued a ruling preventing either party from filing additional lawsuits in the case.
Picture note by Celebitchy: Sean Connery and his wife Micheline Roquebrune are shown at the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Al Pacino on 6/7/07, thanks to PRPhotos. I was going to make fun of his wife’s super tight shiny silver dress, but she’s been married to a guy who thinks it’s ok to hit women for nearly 35 years, so I’ll go easy on her.