PayPal Co-founder, Peter Thiel, Sued By His Neighbour
Paypal co-founder, Peter Thiel has been sued for building a mansion that has caused a landslide that has buried the neighbour’s home according to a lawsuit by his neighbour as reported by TMZ.
Kevin Keenan, Thiel’s neighbour, who claims the City of Los Angeles won’t let him live in his own house after it was damaged by a landslide emanating from Thiel’s hillside property.
In the suit, Keenan claims he never had any issues with landslides in his Hollywood Hills hood until Thiel moved in next door and demolished an old house to build a new one.
He further claims Thiel’s new estate sits on an over-steepened slope which is a violation of building code, and after heavy rainfall earlier this year, a bunch of dirt and rocks from the hill gave way, burying Keenan’s home and backyard.
According to the documents, Keenan says Thiel has done nothing to repair or fix the hillside, while he and his attorneys ignored Keenan’s request and government orders to do something about the slope.
In his suit, Keenan says he can’t remove the dirt of debris from his own home until Thiel stabilizes the hillside, and thus Peter is the one preventing him from living under his own roof.
Keenan is going after Thiel for damages and he wants the judge to order Thiel to fix the hill.
Peter Thiel is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund.
He was ranked Number 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and Number 328 on the Forbes 400 in 2018, with a net worth of $2.5 billion.