Actress Minnie Driver Sued By Hollywood Hills Neighbor Over Harassment and Nuisance
May 11, 2016 03:16 AM EDT
A lawsuit has been filed against actress Minnie Driver by her neighbor, accusing her of harassment and being a private nuisance. According to the lawsuit, the actress repeatedly caused disruptions, preventing the construction on their property.
Daniel Perelmutter and wife, Mary Lou sued "The Good Will Hunting" star, Minnie Driver, claiming their neighbor actress throw "baby food jars filled with black paint against the walls" of their home, Daily Mail reported. The 44-year old actress allegedly tried to prevent them from making developments on the constructions on their property, by obstructing entrance to the property for up to 8 hours at a time, speeding toward construction workers and yelling "all manner of obscenities."
According to Perelmutter, 74, he found the actress' verbal harassment stressing that he could die from it since he had been on a heart transplant surgery. The couple claimed, they were suffering "sleeplessness, severe anxiety, depression and severe emotional distress," following Driver's "unjustified and abhorrent conduct," the complaint stated.
Because of the following nuisance, Perelmutter seeks the court to remove an "electronic gate" that the neighbors share as the actress has cut off his access, Daily News cited. Recently, the two neighbors in the Hollywood Hills engaged on a loud verbal fight to the point that police officers need to intervene.
Last year, Driver claimed Perelmutter told her to "f--k off and die", Vanity Fair reported. Because of the incident, she was granted with a restraining order against her neighbor. Prelmutter defended and claimed, the actress tries to run him down with her vehicle at the time.
The neighbor, who was ordered to stay 15 yards away from the actress, admitted there is tension between himself and the actress due to an ongoing land dispute, but claimed Minnie was more aggressive than him.
Driver purchased the Hollywood Hills home in 2014, paying a little less than $2.5million for the 2,768- square-foot ranch. The actress is also currently filming the ABC comedy pilot Speechless, about a family raising a child with special needs.