Owner of the house “A Christmas Story” Yano curses Anaya
This homeowner is a real scrooge.
Yano Anaya – who starred in the 1983 comedy ‘A Christmas Story’ and its sequel – was cursed by the owner of the iconic home in the film, according to TMZ earlier this month.
In a video recently obtained by TMZ, the 50-year-old actor stood outside the home and posed with fans when the angry owner, reportedly named Brian Johnson, approached and began his tirade, telling the actor to ‘should’ walk.
“Get out of my house now! Get out of here. I’m not kidding,” Johnson yelled. “Get out! Get the f—k out. Leave now! Get off my property – never come back here. Never again. Go now, I’m serious.”
In another clip, Johnson can be heard calling the actor a “cheater” to a passer-by.
“You know what this guy does? You have no idea what a cheater and what a loser this guy is,” Johnson is heard saying.
Anaya is later heard calling Johnson about the rude comment and asking why he’s being called a “cheater.”
“Why don’t you talk to me about it so we can fix it?” Anaya said in the video, which ends with Johnson walking away.
Anaya and several of his “Christmas Carol” co-stars have expressed interest in buying the home, which is currently on the market for an undisclosed amount.
The 3-acre Cleveland, Ohio property, which welcomes nearly 75,000 visitors annually, includes a museum, gift shop, parking lot, second “Bumpus” house, rental property, and two open lots at the owner’s discretion can be used.
The museum features a rare collection of behind-the-scenes photos, as well as a large collection of props used in the film.
Johnson’s Scrooge-like reaction took Anaya’s team by surprise, who said they had a positive phone conversation with Jones the previous day about buying the house.
The Post reached out to Anaya for comment.
Johnson later apologized for his behavior and said it was out of concern that fans might be tricked into donating to a GoFundMe page that would not result in the home being purchased.
“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 home,” Johnson told TMZ.
“I’m not affiliated with a GoFundMe campaign. I’m not selling the house through Go Fund Me, so fans should not contribute to this fund under false pretenses, believing their money will go towards buying the house.”
“I only receive offers from qualified buyers through my real estate agent.”
The fundraiser was reportedly started by a volunteer member of Anaya’s team. The site has since been deactivated.
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