Taylor Swift’s relationship with her Rhode Island neighbors is still on the rocks. The “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer has her neighbors angry about construction work on her property, which they claim is restricting access to a public beach.
Taylor paid $17 million for the 11,000 square-foot historic mansion located in the exclusive Watch Hill neighborhood in Westerly. The mansion boasts 16 rooms on more than five acres.
Taylor maintains that she has all the required permits for the job and is restoring the wall after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, but others say the large boulders being placed by construction crews are restricting use of the area, which is popular with fishermen and surfers.
“I don’t think any celebrity should have the right to do that with such a historic area,” Sabrina Plew, a local resident, told “Good Morning America.”
A state official told the Westerly Sun newspaper that the construction is being done with the proper permits and that access to a public beach shouldn’t be impeded.