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NYC condo saga continues for comedian Joan Rivers

October 23, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Television personality Joan Rivers attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. The comedian and condo board president Rivers is being sued for $15 million in a dispute involving a former downstairs neighbor in her luxury New York City building. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The legal wrangling continues between comedian and condo board president Joan Rivers and a former downstairs neighbor in her luxury New York City building.

Elizabeth Hazan was able to get into a $2 million two-bedroom unit she once occupied Wednesday, despite a judge’s ruling the same day that she be denied access until she paid $200,000 in common charges.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/16tC6Df ) Hazan, surrounded by reporters, convinced police to let her in before officers got word of the judge’s order. The judge later said Rivers would have to get an eviction order.

Rivers lives in a $30 million upstairs penthouse. In a statement, Rivers called Hazan a deadbeat owner and said the building would endure the fiasco. The board is considering its legal options.

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