Alleged Water Theft Lawsuit Casts Tom Selleck Cast as Villain of California Drought

ActorTom Selleck who has made a career playing virtuous characters accused in lawsuit of delivering water to 60-acre ranch in defiance of a cease-and-desist orders. He allegedly looted water from a public hydrant to irrigate his 60-acre ranch and avocado farm outside Los Angeles. This is a very personal, literal watergate, and it has made Selleck the new face of celebrity drought-shaming, a term of our times for high-profile people who flout state-mandated efforts to curb water consumption. The district is suing Selleck, 70, and his wife, Jillie Mack-Selleck, in the superior court for costs associated with the investigation plus legal fees, undetermined damages, plus a preliminary and permanent injunction barring the couple and their contractors or employees from taking more water.