Faye Dunaway May Be Evicted from $1,048-a-Month Apartment

Celebrity News Aug. 3, 2011 AT 9:59AM
Faye Dunaway May Be Evicted from $1,048-a-Month Apartment Credit: Venturelli/WireImage

No wire hangers -- and no tricky Manhattan real estate loopholes!

Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway may be evicted from her apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side -- if her landlord has his way.

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In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the unnamed landlord charges that Dunaway, 70, has been keeping a rent-stablized one-bedroom walk-up at the low (by Manhattan standards) price of $1,048 a month, according to the New York Times. Similar pads in the area rent for twice that amount.

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Dunaway's supposed crime: The cheap abode is not Dunaway's primary residence, as required by rent stabilization laws. (According to the guidelines, rent-stablized properites cannot be second homes.)

The Mommy Dearest and Chinatown actress also keeps a house in West Hollywood, Calif. -- where she has both her car and voter registrations.

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The star's son Liam Dunaway O'Neill was also named in the suit. The pair didn't return calls to the Times for comment.

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