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Joan Rivers in legal spat with former neighbour

WENN, Saturday, October 12, 2013, 6:02am (PDT)

Joan Rivers' former neighbour is suing the comedienne for reportedly driving her out of her New York condominium.

The catty TV personality has been hit with a $15 million (£10 million) lawsuit from Elizabeth Hazan, who claims Rivers went overboard as the building's president, cut her cable and filled her door locks with glue after Hazan fell behind on her apartment fees.

In her suit, the 41 year old insists Rivers never liked her, stating, "Her problem with me is that I'm young, she's old, I'm beautiful, she's ugly. Without makeup she looks like the Joker in Batman.

"It's personal between her and me. It's been that way ever since I moved in 2005. She spat in my face and called me a whore in front of my mother and brother when they were visiting me. Most mean woman you can imagine."

Hazan left the building after she was denied entrance by the doorman at the end of last month (Sep13).

Rivers' lawyer Kevin Smith tells the New York Daily News, "I can't comment on what she's saying (but) I can tell you (the dispute) is over common charges, over $200,000 in unpaid fees and two prior actions pending. We're looking at the latest lawsuit and preparing a response."

Rivers has resided in the East 62nd Street building's penthouse for the past 25 years.

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