Faye Dunaway will be packing up her Oscar and moving out if her Manhattan landlord has his way. The New York Times reports that Dunaway’s landlord filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging that Dunaway does not live in her rent-stabilized apartment on New York City’s Upper East Side. Instead, the landlord (who is unnamed in court papers) insists that Dunaway’s son, Liam Dunaway O’Neill, lives in the one-bedroom walk-up while Dunaway maintains her actual residence in California. New York’s rent stabilization rules require tenants to live in the apartment they are renting as a primary residence, not as a second home.
Dunaway’s eviction would allow her landlord to increase the rent. She currently pays $1,048.72 per month in a neighborhood where a comparable apartment runs $2,318 on average. Dunaway is set to report to Civil Court on Aug. 11.