Pterodactyl Terror: Tarantino Sues Ball About Birds
No wonder he's spending all month at the New Beverly. According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Quentin Tarantino is suing his neighbor, True Blood creator Alan Ball, over "obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams" from Ball's "exotic bird menagerie," reports The Wrap. The "ear-splitting" shrieks began in late 2009 and by February 2010, the noise was unbearable, the lawsuit says.The screaming, shrieking birds have disrupted Tarantino's ability to work, according to his lawyer, Marty Singer. Notes The Wrap, "Ball and his partner 'know that their birds issue blood-curdling, pre-historic sounding screams,' and thus 'do not maintain the Macaws in their residence, but place them in the outdoor aviary. Though one might assume that, as a fellow writer, Mr. Ball would understand and respect a writer’s need for peace and quiet while he is working, that assumption would be wrong.' "
The building of a soundproofed outdoor aviary is reportedly in the works.