Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been slapped with a foreclosure lawsuit over his Upper East Side townhouse, the New York Post reports. Scorsese is being sued along with his contractor for allegedly failing to pay for construction supplies for renovation work that was done on the townhouse back in 2014.
Now the construction supplies company, Extech Building Materials, is trying to force the sale of the townhouse, according to a lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court. The Goodfellas director allegedly owes the construction supply company $18,000 for materials it supplied in 2014.
Scorsese paid $12.5 million for the four-story townhouse back in 2007. The townhouse measures 7,000 square feet, according to the Post, and has six bedrooms. The 1860s mansion, which is full of film memorabilia, was the subject of an Architectural Digest profile back in August 2016. Property records indicate that Scorsese took out an over $10 million mortgage on the home in 2016 as well.
UPDATE 05/02/18: The real estate lawyer for Scorsese, Steven Hochberg, issued the following statement to Curbed:
“This is a dispute between a contractor and a material supplier which names Mr. Scorsese only because he is the owner of the property where materials were allegedly supplied. Mr. Scorsese fulfilled all of his obligations under his contract with Smith, and paid Smith in full, but allegedly Smith failed to pay the material supplier. If this cannot be resolved between the contractor and the material supplier, we will pursue all legal remedies.”