The owner of the property in A Christmas story has told a former cast member to never return indoors.
Actor Yano Anaya – who played Grover Dill in the 1983 Christmas classic – visited the famous home where the movie was filmed earlier this month.
Anaya was taking photos with fans on the front steps of the Cleveland home when his owner, Brian Jones, urged the actor to leave the house.
In a video received from TMZJones can be heard saying, “Get the f*** out! Leave now.”
He continued: “Get away from my property. never come back here Never again! Leave now!”
The pair got into a heated argument when Jones called Anaya a “piece of shit.”
“You trying to get people to donate to stuff? What’s wrong with you? Do you know how much you screwed me? You have no bloody idea!” Jones yelled.
Jones appeared to be referring to a GoFundMe campaign launched online to buy the home.
The property was launched earlier this year. Anaya previously said that he and others christmas story Cast members were interested in raising funds to purchase the home.
Anaya can be seen in the clip trying to de-escalate the argument, saying, “Why don’t you talk to me about it and we can fix it.”
The actor’s business partner, Emmanuel Soba, told the publication he didn’t know why Jones was angry and claimed Anaya and Jones had “a great conversation” the day before the altercation.
Soba also claimed Jones said he was willing to sell the house to Soba and Anaya. According to the information, Anaya did not want to comment on this TMZ.
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Jones, however, has said denied the allegation TMZ that he fears fans may be tricked into contributing funds to an online campaign that would not result in the purchase of his home.
“I apologize for the way I expressed myself; However, it was out of concern that fans might be tricked into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign that will not result in the purchase of the house,” he said.
Jones continued, “I have no affiliation with any GoFundMe campaign. I’m not selling the house through Go Fund Me, so fans should not contribute to this fund under false pretences, believing their money will go towards buying the house. I through my real estate agent I only entertain listings from qualified buyers.”
Soba claimed that the GoFundMe page, while existing, was started by a “voluntary member of her group” and has never been active.
He said that Anaya and himself have a list of investors who could buy the house without raising funds from fans.
The 1983 movie a Christmas Story follows Ralphie Parker – a little boy in the 1940s who wants only one thing for Christmas: a red BB gun.
The home — which is located at 3159 W 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio — was originally built in 1895 but underwent a “massive renovation” in 2004 to pay homage to the classic vacation movie.
HBO recently released a sequel to the original film. A Christmas Story Christmas features 51-year-old Peter Billingsley, who first appeared as Ralphie Parker at the age of 11. Now Billingsly is a father of two, returning to his childhood home following the unexpected death of his father.
A Christmas Story Christmas can be streamed on HBO Max.
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