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James Franco accused of disruption

entertainment Updated: Mar 13, 2013 14:15 IST
James Franco

Actor James Franco's neighbours have accused him of disrupting a residential area in California by running a film production company out of his home.

The 34-year-old purchased a house in Silver Lake, Los Angeles last year and a group of residents there have now written an open letter of complaint to the actor, reports contactmusic.com.

In the note, obtained by real estate blog La.curbed.com, the neighbours allege Franco does not live at the property, and that their grievances over production vehicles blocking their driveways, have been ignored by a female employee of the actor. The employee is named Iris.

The note reads: "At first... (we) were pleased to have Mr.Franco living next door. His work in Milk and his academic pursuits made us happy he was on our street. That is no longer the case. If, in fact, Mr.Franco has purchased the house next door, it does not appear to be inhabited by the actor; it does appear to be inhabited by several people who are working for him.

"The property has become a production house. In fact, Iris, who works for the actor informed me that they are running production from the house. Iris basically informed me they could do whatever they want on their property. Really? Running a production of such impact and magnitude in a residential area doesn't violate any zoning restrictions? Are there no limits to the kinds of businesses one can run?"

"We like James Franco and we like some of his movies, but we're not so enamoured of his presence that we are willing to give up our sanity in our own home."