James Bond actor Sean Connery has faced a $30 million lawsuit filed by a Manhattan eye doctor, his downstairs neighbor live on East 71st Street in the lower four floors of a six-story Tudor town house, built in 1869 where the actor live on the building's top two floors with his wife.
In his court paper Dr. Burton Sultan accuses Connery for causing constant noise, foul fumes, water leaks and a rat infestation resulted by his renovations began in September 2001. Further, Sultan explains that the star's construction has damaged his home interior and collection of Victorian and early 20th-century wicker furniture. For this damage, the doctor has tried repeated pleas to stop, but was ignored by Connery who "cursing and otherwise using indecent language" to Sultan's daughter, Dr. Marla Sultan, before finally slammed the door in her face.
Being so annoyed by the star life style, Sultan then depicts "Connery's appearance and behavior was that of a rude, foul-mouthed, fat old man." In addition to Sultan's court papers filed on February 18, 2005, there was Connerys' lawyer, Robert P. Lynn Jr. paper says "I think if we tie him up in several lawsuits, hopefully this will either permanently subdue him or drive him out of the building." Does it mean that Connery is really a bad neighbor???