“Tom Selleck faced accusations of theft, and here’s how he resolved the dispute.”

“Tom Selleck, the former star of Magnum P.I., found himself in a tight spot when a private investigator caught him appropriating water for his avocado farm. Under scrutiny, Selleck paid $22,000 to cover the investigator’s expenses. Despite using the water during a significant drought for his avocado crops, Selleck managed to escape fines, all while expressing his aversion to the fruit, claiming it makes him ‘gag.’”

“The ruggedly handsome celebrity, celebrated by many for his iconic mustache, catapulted to stardom with his breakout role as Thomas Magnum on Magnum P.I. His portrayal of a Navy SEAL turned private investigator earned him a Primetime Emmy.

However, the eight-year run of the show, concluding in 1988, bound the now 78-year-old Selleck to a contract that barred him from taking on other TV series or film roles. This contractual obligation sheds light on his decision to turn down the leading role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, a role eventually played by Harrison Ford.”

“The A-list actor proceeded to feature in films such as the Three Men and a Baby franchise, where he starred alongside Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson, as well as Quigley Down Under (1990) and In & Out (1997).”

“His appearance in Friends as the recurring character Dr. Richard Burke, the much older love interest of Monica, played by Courtney Cox, quickly garnered him a new fan base. Later, he portrayed the owner of a hotel and casino, a former marine, in 19 episodes spanning from 2007 to 2008 in the TV series Las Vegas.”

“Since 2010, Selleck has been a prominent figure in the TV series Blue Bloods, taking on the lead role of NYC Commissioner Frank Reagan, a character with a marine background.

The accomplished actor, who served as a Sergeant with the National Guard from 1967 to 1973, maintains a busy schedule. He juggles his acting career with life on an isolated avocado farm, where he and his family relocated in 1988 after his departure from Magnum P.I.

Married to Jillie Mack since 1987, Selleck and his wife welcomed their daughter Hannah in 1988, prompting the actor to seek an escape from Hollywood. ‘I quit Magnum to have a family,’ he stated in an interview with People. ‘It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that.’

The star, who has amassed a significant fortune from his iconic roles, emphasizes his privacy, stating, ‘I’m a fairly private person. And I’ve always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It’s always about them.’

Spanning 65 acres, the Hidden Valley property, formerly owned by Den Martin, features a 1926 ranch house, a horse corral, and a 20-acre working avocado farm, harvested in late spring.”

“The farm provides Tom Selleck and his family with ample privacy and avocados, but it also became the center of the actor’s only controversy. During California’s four-year drought, which led to mandatory water cutbacks, CBC reports that ‘the district determined that several times from 2013 to 2015, a water-tender truck filled from a hydrant within the Calleguas district and delivered that water to Selleck’s ranch.’

A complaint filed by Calleguas Municipal Water District against Selleck revealed that a hydrant in their district was tapped to supply water to his Hidden Valley ranch northwest of Los Angeles. Jay Spurgin, the city’s public works director, explained that the metered hydrant was in Thousand Oaks, part of the Calleguas water district, and was originally installed for use at a construction site.

“Mr. Selleck previously paid for all the water that he utilized, which the Calleguas Municipal Water District acknowledged had not been stolen,” said Marty Singer, an attorney for Selleck, in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.”

“It remained unclear whether Selleck paid the construction company for the water use, but according to Calleguas water district general manager Susan Mulligan, this was an irrelevant point. She stated in a release, ‘No one has a legal right to district water by simply paying a rate to another water user based on the volume of water questionably obtained.’

To resolve the lawsuit, Selleck agreed to cover the nearly $22,000 bill incurred by a private investigator hired by a California agency to confirm that truckloads of water were indeed being delivered to the actor’s ranch during a severe drought.

Interestingly, despite the controversy, Selleck revealed he doesn’t even like avocados. ‘I don’t eat ’em… Honestly, they make me gag. But it’s just as well. I’ll sell my portion,’ he stated.”

“While what he did, especially in the midst of a significant drought, was wrong, some may argue that if Tom Selleck’s most significant controversy is related to stealing water, he might deserve a pass.”

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“Tom Selleck faced accusations of theft, and here’s how he resolved the dispute.”
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