HONOLULU (AP) _ George Harrison's neighbors are now free to cut through his Maui estate to get to the ocean.

The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld a 1993 lower-court ruling that said owners of two neighboring properties could use the easement on Harrison's 60-acre oceanfront parcel on the remote eastern end of the island.

Harrison said in 1993 he would sell the property if the ruling went against him.

``I have to protect my privacy, and there is my need to have security,'' he said at the time.

In December, a homeless woman was found inside the estate doing her laundry and eating pizza. Her Dec. 23 arrest came a week before Harrison was stabbed in the chest by an intruder in his mansion near London.