Minnie Driver is not a fan of her neighbor’s construction site that sits next to her home. She has waged war on the annoying renos that are going on next door by using baby food jars that are filled with black paint as amo.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 10, 2016
A new lawsuit that has been retrieved by TMZ shares that the 46-year-old has been throwing paint-filled jars at neighbor Daniel Perelmutter’s walls.
The New York Daily News has shared details about the ongoing feud between Driver and Perelmutter.
“Perelmutter — who recently had a heart transplant — is asking the court to remove an electronic gate the two share as Driver has cut off his access. He also states in the suit that the ‘Good Will Hunting’ actress will block construction workers for up to 8 hours at a time. This isn’t the first time the two have sparred in the Hollywood Hills.”
The publication shares that only last week the two were yelling at such a high volume that cops had to intervene. The ongoing land dispute has already led to legal action on the part of Minnie. The actress reportedly applied for a restraining order against her neighbor.
“In 2015, the English-born actress claimed that her neighbor told her to ‘—k off and die’ on several occasions in her driveway. She even got a restraining order against Perelmutter at the time. However, Perelmutter claimed that Driver was trying to run him down with her car as the two have been involved in an ongoing land dispute.”
Minnie reportedly purchased the gorgeous 2,768 square-foot ranch-style home in 2014 for $2,465,000. As noted, just last month Driver and her feuding neighbor had an altercation over a delivery truck that apparently accidentally blocked Minnie’s driveway for hours. TMZ reported on the incident just after it occurred.
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ… officers were called out Tuesday afternoon when Driver went ballistic on Daniel Perelmutter — a guy she’s had beef with before. We’re told Perelmutter got a delivery, but the truck made the mistake of blocking off Minnie’s driveway. Minnie and Daniel were screaming at each other so loudly, someone called police. Officers calmed down the situation and told them this was, ironically, a civil matter to be settled in court.”
Vanity Fair shares the views of an outsider who has witnessed the ridiculous and ongoing feud.
“As an outsider looking in, it’s hard to tell what on earth is going on here. But the most striking part of this whole thing is definitely the alleged baby-food jars full of black paint—an act that requires so much premeditation it sounds like a gambit from The Parent Trap. Of course, Driver is not alone. Plenty of celebs have been tangled up in disputes with their neighbors over the years.”
In more commendable news in regard to Ms. Driver, the actress has reportedly joined the fight against ovarian cancer. The star’s grandmother passed away from the disease. The Stand Up To Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition have teamed on a public service announcement that features Minnie Driver. The said PSAs are running this month.
— Richard Lobb (@RLobb) May 6, 2016
The actress spoke about the initiative, as PR Newswire relays.
“This is a cause close to my heart and one that I passionately support. As a woman, mother, daughter, and granddaughter who lost her grandmother to ovarian cancer, this is a disease that I’m committed to fighting. I am honored to join Stand Up To Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in this critical campaign to educate women on the importance of understanding family history and potential risk factors.”
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