The man was upset because of the noise and also from illegal trespassing in his property while filming “Why Don’t You Love Me”, and because he had no access to his home.
Nevertheless, the lawsuit was dismissed and a settlement closed the case. Beyonce paid the man a 5 figure settlement due to “invaded his neighborhood”.
The man sad: “I’m happy with the settlement, but this lawsuit shouldn’t have happened in the first place. They set up on my property without asking and [the settlement] should send a notice to other production companies that they need to respect the rights of property owners.”
According to Markowitz’s attorney both sides were satisfied. “No one got rich, no one got poor,” Kurtz said. “It was a modest but appropriate payment that was similar to what would have been paid pursuant to a reasonable agreement.”
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Philip Markowitz filed a formal complaint on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court against singer Beyonce Knowles and the production company “Kleiner and Company”, who made the video “Why Do You Love Me.”
Markowitz said he was awakened very early in March, that he was not allowed to leave his property during the filming and that her technical team had blocked the driveway where his car was parked.
Philip Markowitz claims that he missed so many important phone calls while arguing with members of the crew on the driveway in front of his house, and wants to receive compensation for disturbance of the peace and damage caused.
Beyonce is in the peak of her career. In the past four years, the singer is the winner of 13 Grammy awards and has been involved in film production. In December 2006 she released the movie “Dreamgirls” where she starred alongside actors Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx and which won a Golden Globe nomination. In 2008, she played the role of the singer Etta James in the film “Cadillac Records”, and in spring 2009 was released on the big screen a new movie in which she plays -” Obsessed “.
“Why Do You Love Me” is one bonus-track on her third album, titled “I Am … Sasha Fierce” (2008). The song managed to reach the top position among American Songs Hot Dance Club over a year after release, becoming the 13th No. 1 of the American artist.
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