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Bill Gross’s Playing of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Muted by Judge

  • Orange County judge issues order in dueling harassment suits
  • Bill Gross found to have played loud music to annoy neighbor
Bill Gross and his girlfriend Amy Schwartz arrive at state court in Santa Ana, Calif., on Dec. 7.
Bill Gross and his girlfriend Amy Schwartz arrive at state court in Santa Ana, Calif., on Dec. 7.Photographer: David Swanson/Bloomberg
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Bill Gross’s enthusiasm for playing the theme to “Gilligan’s Island” loudly outside his Southern California oceanfront home was muted by a judge who agreed with the Bond King’s neighbor that it amounted to harassment and imposed strict limits on the billionaire.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Knill on Wednesday ordered Gross, 76, and his partner Amy Schwartz to stop playing sitcom theme songs and other loud music when they aren’t outdoors for three years and directed them to stay at least five yards away from their next-door neighbors in Laguna Beach.