Bruce facing £18,600 legal battle

London: Action star Bruce Willis has been hit with a lawsuit over a red wine stained rug.

Willis’ facing 18,600-pound legal battle over a stained rug as his interior decorator picked up a handmade wool silk rug from a fine rug store in December (09) for his Los Angeles home, reports the Daily Express.

One and a half months later, the action star returned the luxury rug to suppliers Mansour - but staff demanded he pay the 18,400-pound price tag after allegedly discovering "spilled or dripped red wine" stains on the fabric.

According to a lawsuit filed at L.A. County Superior Court, representatives for Willis deny the damage was caused while the carpet was in his possession - and insist the store loaned him the item on a sale-or-return basis.

Willis`` lawyer, Marty Singer, tells that the star has offered to pay for the rug to be cleaned - insisting the lawsuit is "ridiculous".