Faye Dunaway has moved from her Manhattan apartment after reports emerged that she was being evicted from the rent-stabilized residence, citing poor conditions and lack of time spent there.
A lawsuit between Dunaway and her landlord arose regarding the $1,048 per month apartment, in which law states rent-stabilized apartment must be the primary residence. Dunaway, however, reportedly claimed West Hollywood, Calif. as her primary residence and did not live in the one-bedroom walk-up apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Dunaway claimed she left the apartment not because she was evicted by the landlord but rather cited its poor condition and her lack of spending time in New York.
"I have not been evicted," Dunaway said in a statement to the New York Times. "I have chosen to leave because of the state of the apartment, and also because I am spending less and less time in New York."
The Oscar-winning actress detailed the unkempt apartment to the New York Times as having bugs everywhere and not painted.
Dunaway had been the tenant of the apartment, on East 78th Street between First and Second Avenues, since 1995when she inherited it from her mentor, playwright William Alfred, who the actress claims was " the most important person in my life, with the exception of my son."
The landlord reported claims to the New York Times that Dunaway had not yet returned her keys and still had possessions stored in the apartment, though she said she moved out in May.
The landlord, Henry Moses Jr. who goes by the name "Skip," denied claims regarding the apartment's condition.
Faye Dunaway is scheduled to appear in Manhattan civil housing court on Aug. 11.