The owners of a large Victorian mansion in Los Angeles that served as the infamous "Murder House" on "American Horror Story" are suing the people who sold them the estate, claiming the sellers never disclosed that the fans of the show have become a nuisance by trespassing on the property.
Dr. Ernst R. von Schwarz and Pier Angela Oakenfold filed the lawsuit on Feb. 7 in the Superior Court of California, naming the former owner and Coldwell Banker real estate agents who handled the sale of the Rosenheim Mansion in Mid City, L.A., as defendants.
According to von Schwarz and Oakenfold, who purchased the home for $3.2 million in early 2015, seller Elizabeth Axelrod, along with Coldwell Banker employees Stephen John Apelian and Joyce Bowman Rey, neglected to disclose that fans of "American Horror Story" trespass on the property. As a result, they claim they were cheated into buying a house that has since been targeted by "hundreds" of trespassers and uninvited visitors.
"Unbeknownst to the plaintiffs, and not disclosed by Defendants, hundreds of fans of the TV show would come to the property, trespass, attempt to break in, and created a significant nuisance not only for the Seller, but for the neighbors as well," reads the lawsuit.