Bruce Willis sued over stained rug

Last Updated: May 08, 2010, 11:51 AM IST

London: Hollywood star Bruce Willis is being sued by a furnishing company for damaging a silk rug worth USD 27,700 with red wine.

The `Die Hard` actor, who allegedly bought a handmade wool and silk carpet from Mansour, a fine rug store in Los Angeles, is being sued by the company after he returned the item with a red wine stain and is refusing to accept he made the mark or offering to pay for the damage, reported
Contactmusic.

According to a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles County Superior Court, the company delivered the rug, which had been discounted by 10 per cent, to his home in December when it was in perfect condition.

Six weeks later, the 54-year-old actor, who had the item altered a few inches, decided to return it even though he hadn`t yet paid for it.

When Mansour representatives came to collect the rug, it had been stained with "spilled or dripped red wine".

According to court documents, Willis had claimed that no one in his household caused the wine damage, while the rug company are also adamant the stain didn`t exist when they originally delivered it.

The actor`s lawyer Marty Singer has branded the lawsuit as "ridiculous".

PTI

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