Man Sues Production Company for $1 Million, Claims Janet Jackson’s ‘No Sleeep’ Video Shoot Damaged His Home
The production company responsible for producing Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep” music video is being sued for over a million dollars. A man claims the shoot caused extensive damage to his home.
The album might be Unbreakable — but the house it was filmed in certainly wasn’t. The production crew behind Janet Jackson’s No Sleeep music video are being sued by a homeowner who claims they wrecked his house. According to TMZ, David Tate filed a lawsuit against Zanmi Films, after they used his house to film in July 2015.
The video to the sensual track sees the 51-year-old cosied up in the stunning mansion on a rainy night, soon joined by rapper J Cole who features on the track. Tate claimed in his lawsuit that the company agreed to cover any damages they might cause while filming. However after the project wrapped, he claims he noticed extensive damage to his floors and wall caused by the production crew. He said he had to pay for repairs himself, and had to move out of the house for two weeks while they were being conducted, but was never compensated.
David Tate claims a music vid production company, Zanmi Films, used his house in July 2015 to film Jackson’s vid, and agreed to cover any damages they might cause. After shooting the vid, Tate claims he noticed extensive damage to his floors and walls caused by the production crew. According to the docs … he had to fork over the money for repairs and also move out of his crib for 14 days, but hasn’t been compensated for his troubles.
He’s asking for over a million dollars in damages.
Janet Jackson didn’t do anything but tip toe around the house and have seats for that entire video, so it’s hard to envision the production company causing THAT much damage — but you never know.