Stephen Amell Reportedly Yelled At The Judge Who Ruled Against Him In His Legal Battle Against An Animal Rescue Group
Actor Stephen Amell is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, he’s the hunky Green Arrow in the DC Comics’ Arrowverse. For others, myself included, he’s the “isn’t he that the guy who got escorted off an airplane for being a drunk asshole and yelling at his wife and accused his neighbor of taking a shit on his roof in retaliation in a dispute over construction noise?” guy. For others still, he’s known for having coined the term “overly sexualized velociraptor.” And now, according to Page Six, Stephen can add “that guy who took an animal rescue group to court and yelled at the judge when they ruled against him” to his ever-growing list of claims to fame.
Back in September, Stephen and his wife, Cassandra Jean Amell, filed suit against the owners of Rescue Rock, their next-door neighbors who run BarkPark, a shelter for foster animals, out of the home in Laurel Canyon. In their suit, Stephen and Cassandra accuse their neighbors of running an illegal operation in a residential neighborhood, complain of constant barking “at all hours of the night and day,” and say they “do not properly sanitize their residential real properties or clean up substantial animal waste, resulting in overpowering stench and odors emanating from the properties and onto [theirs.]” Presumably, this must be the neighbor on the opposite side of the alleged shit-tossing neighbor. Only this time, it’s the fur that’s flying. Also, probably a little bit of spittle coming out of Stephen’s rage hole. Page Six reports:
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell went “wild” in court after losing a battle in his lawsuit against an animal rescue group, we’re told.
Amell requested a Los Angeles court shut down Rescues Rock and force it to move from its Laurel Canyon location, but a judge ruled that Amell and his wife, Cassandra Jean, were “not likely to prevail” at a trial and even went so far as to say the public would “suffer greater harm” if the rescue had been moved, court documents obtained by Page Six show.
One source tells Page Six exclusively that the actor started “yelling” after the judge ruled against him; however, a second source tells us that Amell simply was “not pleased.”
“He left the courtroom and was glaring at the Rescues Rock group,” our second source shares.
I dunno; if you’ve got shit flying at you from all sides, maybe you’re the problem. But that will be for the judge to decide. Twice now, the judge has refused the Amell’s request for an emergency injunction to have BarkPark cease operations immediately. So now the case will go to trial.
“This is now the second time in the span of two months that the Amells unsuccessfully have sought a court order shutting down Rescues Rock,” attorney Jeremy Osher says in a statement to Page Six.
“We are pleased with the court’s decision, which allows Rescues Rock to continue with its important mission.”
The case will continue and eventually go to trial.
Attorneys for Amell and Jean didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Page Six adds that “as recently as September 21, 2022 the City of Los Angeles Animal Service Department conducted an inspection of the premises without incident, citation, or findings of any unlawful activity whatsoever.” But BarkPark has clearly not been screened for excessive adorableness because after even just a cursory remote review of their facilities, I personally found dozens of chubby little infractions running around unchecked.
Even if Stephen and Cassandra’s gripe about having to live next door to a loud, smelly animal shelter is legitimate, getting salty with the judge who is trying to save you time, money, and reputation by letting you know ahead of time that you have no case, is not smart. Sadly for Stephen, his notoriety for explosive rage has now eclipsed his notoriety for being married to The Girl Who Said Hell Nah to a Mia Farrow haircut on America’s Next Top Model.
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