NEW YORK – An insurance company has sued Lenny Kravitz (search), saying it had to pay for more than $300,000 worth of water damage in a neighbor's apartment after one of Kravitz's toilets overflowed two months ago.
Amica Mutual Insurance Co. says in court papers that the apartment of retired executive Joel Disend "sustained catastrophic water damage" on Aug. 1 due to Kravitz's "allowing a commode to become blocked, clogged and congested with various materials."
Because of the damage, according to papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, Amica had to pay $333,849.77 to fix Disend's condominium apartment on the floor below Kravitz's flat in their SoHo building.
No description of Disend's apartment was available, but Kravitz's 6,000-square-foot duplex, which he bought in October 2000 for $8 million, reportedly has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a billiards room and a 3,000 square-foot terrace.
The Grammy-winning musician's building also has rocker Courtney Love (search) as a tenant.
Disend, 62, retired in 2000 as chairman and chief executive of New York Life Benefit Services, a financial consulting company and retirement plan provider.
Amica's lawyer, Allen Werter, did not return calls for comment.