Sharon Stone

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Is it Sharon Stone's house that puts the fatale in femme fatale?

The actress was sued for negligence Wednesday by a worker who claims he fell over a concealed precipice on the Basic Instinct star's Los Angeles property two years ago and suffered "severe and permanent injuries." (View the lawsuit.)

Peter Krause (not the Six Feet Under star) claims that, while doing work on Stone's home on Aug. 25, 2006, he fell past an array of landscaping plants that apparently masked a steep drop-off.

Per court documents filed in L.A. Superior Court, Krause was "rendered sick, sore, lame, disabled and disordered, both internally and externally, and suffered, among other things, numerous internal injuries, severe fright, shock, pain, discomfort and anxiety."

Is he sure he didn't just sit through Basic Instinct 2?

"Krause was doing work as an employee of the contractor when he was injured," the plaintiff's attorney, John C. Torjesen, tells E! News. "He was just doing his job when he got hurt."

While that particular job was memorable for Krause, a rep for the onetime Oscar nominee tells us that "[t]here's no record of this individual being on the property and likewise there's no record reporting this individual being injured on the property.

"Neither Ms. Stone or her attorneys have seen a copy of this complaint."

Krause is seeking unspecified damages to cover lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other causes of action.

Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum and Ashley Fultz

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