Costner appeals in sculpture case
Published 19/03/2012 | 19:15
Kevin Costner is seeking affirmation from the Supreme Court that he did not breach a contract with an artist who is attempting to sue him.
The Bodyguard star paid Peggy Detmers 300,000 dollars to make a bronze sculpture of bison and American Indians in the 1990s.
The sculpture was commissioned for a resort he had planned in South Dakota's Black Hills, where he filmed his Oscar-winning film Dances with Wolves. The resort was never built, and he instead placed the sculpture at his Tatanka attraction, near Deadwood.
A lower court judge ruled last summer that the alternative placement did not constitute a breach of contract.
Kevin's lawyer, Kyle Wiese, has asked the South Dakota Supreme Court to affirm that decision.