Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Burt Reynolds faces court battle over his home

A bank is seeking to foreclose on Burt Reynolds' Florida home so it can collect about $1.2m (£726,000) for a mortgage.

Merrill Lynch Credit has filed a lawsuit against Reynolds, Bank Atlantic and Great Eastern Mortgage, claiming the Emmy Award-winning actor has not made a mortgage payment since September 1, 2010 on the 12,500-sq ft house.

Merrill Lynch is asking a judge to order the home sold to satisfy debts. A property appraiser valued the Mediterranean-style home at $2.4m (£1.45m).

Reynolds (75) tried to sell the home in 2009 for $8.9m, but he said then that the economy had made it hard to sell.

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