Marisa Tomei sued over leak in her NYC building

February 2, 2012 - 11:05 PM
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, actress Marisa Tomei attends the premiere of "Ides of March" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. A lawsuit claims a leak from Marisa Tomei's New York City apartment has damaged the homes of two downstairs neighbors, including director John Waters, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit claims a leak from Marisa Tomei's New York City apartment has damaged the homes of two downstairs neighbors, including director John Waters.

The neighbors' insurance companies filed the suit this week in a Manhattan court. The suit says the "My Cousin Vinny" actress' "negligence" caused a September 2010 leak that left more than $128,000 in damage at the building in Manhattan's Greenwich (GREN'-ich) Village.

Waters says in an email the case is a standard insurance claim completely out of his hands. The "Hairspray" director says there's no animosity between him and Tomei.

The insurers' lawyer and representatives for the Academy Award-winning actress haven't responded to messages left Thursday seeking comment.