Val Kilmer served with lawsuit at screening of his new play

Val Kilmer was served with a lawsuit at a screening of his new play earlier this month (Mar19).
Artist Bale Creek Allen sued the Heat star last year (18), claiming the actor’s $150,000 (£114,600) Tumbleweed art piece is a rip-off of his work. However, he’s struggled to locate Kilmer to serve him with the legal papers informing him of the action, and even recently asked for more time to serve the screen star – accusing him of purposefully hiding where he lives to avoid him.
But as Kilmer held a screening of his one-man play Cinema Twain, followed by a Q&A session, at the Theatre Box in San Diego on 14 March, Allen managed to take advantage of the public event and hired a process server to track the actor down inside the venue.
According to newly-filed documents, seen by The Blast, Kilmer was served with the papers at 9.30pm – which would have been as the event was ending.
Allen previously claimed that Kilmer visited his New Mexico gallery and quizzed him about his sculptures. The artist alleged Kilmer was interested in buying one until he was told how much they were.
He sued for damages and is requesting the actor be banned from making any pieces that are similar to his.
The artist has made a name for himself by styling and colouring tumbleweed he finds in his native California and near his Austin, Texas gallery.