Neighbors' Overflowing Bath Causing Hedge Fund Manager Serious Emotional Distress

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We mentioned this story in passing yesterday-- Pardus Capital Management founder Karim Samii and his wife are suing their neighbor, Guinness heiress Daphne Guinness, for flooding their apartment on several occasions after forgetting to turn the water off in her tub, for which they're asking a judge to award $1 million in damages and ban Guinness from taking baths-- but at the time had not realized the gravity of the matter.

Samii has accused Guinness of causing him "mental anguish and emotional distress." He and his wife, Tina, "are fearful of leaving their premises unattended, not knowing when Ms Guinness' willful misconduct will cause another flood," a lawsuit filed at a Manhattan court alleges. Contractors employed by Miss Guinness, the 42-year-old daughter of Jonathan Guinness, Lord Moyne, were at fault for the first drenching of the Samiis' tenth-floor home, the lawsuit alleges.

But she was responsible for another flooding on October 31 last year, it is claimed, when her overfilled bath caused "substantial damage". The Samiis' apartment was again flooded in May this year. Miss Guinness was allegedly found by the building's superintendent "in the kitchen talking on the phone." She "was surprised by the disturbance," the lawsuit says. "Meanwhile, water was continuing to pour out of her bathtub and on to the floor, causing the significant flooding below." The Samiis' bathroom walls, vanity cabinet and moulding were left damaged and they "began to experience anxiety and distress", the lawsuit alleges.

Not that that's stopped the terrorist from taking her baths all over the place.

The most recent downpour allegedly occurred less than two weeks ago, when "water again poured heavily" into the bathroom, which had only recently been repaired.

Daphne Guinness sued over 'constantly overflowing bath' [Telegraph]

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