In May, Justin Theroux filed a $350,000 dollar lawsuit against his neighbor, lawyer Norman Resnicow, with whom he’s had a decades worth of bad blood. This week, his Greenwich Village neighbor filed a counter-suit which he generously seasoned with some extra cranky old man spit and vinegar.
New York Daily News reports:
Resnicow, 69, filed documents in Manhattan Federal Court this week, answering a series of claims “The Leftovers” star made. He alleges the actor’s take on the tiff is “as fictional as the television series in which he recently starred.”
I’ve said it before, lawyers are always fabulously extra. Justin’s suit claimed that Norman killed some some ivy growing on a terrace and cut off his power and electricity. Norman thinks Justin is trying to give him the old Pacific Heights treatment and claims that he’s been living in hell from the endless noise of renovations that were being made to Justin’s apartment. Norman also accuses Justin of “deliberately dropping heavy healthclub weights on the floor”. You got x-ray vision, Norman? How do you know Justin wasn’t just practicing for the annual Greenwich Village unfinished novel throwing contest?
Of the incident, the New York Post reports:
“Norman Resncow put under Theroux’s door a handwritten note complaining of the night’s inexcusable noise interfering with the sleep of tired guests; no response ever came,” according to the filing.
Oh, yes, the old note under the door method. Has that ever worked for anyone? My aunt once got a note put on her car at the dog park that said “keep your dog on a leash. Everybody here hates you!”. To be fair, she is kind of an asshole dog owner and always lets her dog run around on the bike path where you’re not supposed to be with your dog. Even so, it was a hilarious note and she never changed her behavior. Speaking of asshole dog owners, Norman also has something to say about that. NYDN reports:
He also claims he has suffered through “years of endless day and night barking, yowling and crying of the several rescue dogs Theroux left for several years in the apartment after he de-camped for California.”
Several years?!? Honestly, it sounds horrible and if it’s true that Justin abandoned his doggies, then I will have to stop touching myself to images of him sliding out of the bathtub naked, as I currently do. Norman did say that there was a dog walker and feeder who visited the pups “periodically” but still. Norman levied a number of other salty complaints against the actor, including the fact that Justin once asked him for help with a sticky situation. NYP reports:
Resnicow reveals that the actor once asked him “to handle– on a discreet basis– the exiting of Theroux’s longtime live-in girlfriend from his apartment because Theroux had broken up with her and was living in a hotel.”
Oh to be a fly on the wall of this so called “exiting”! What does that even mean? Did Justin ask Norman to go up there, drop a sheet on Jennifer and wrestle her to the trunk of his car? How did we not get this piece of hot gossip when it was happening?! I feel robbed.
At any rate, neighbor disputes are the worst, because you can’t just have your squabble and walk away. You have to look at that person every day and have all those bad vibes all up in your home. It’s not clear to me if Justin still owns this place, but hopefully he doesn’t still live in it. I’m sure there are a number of crystal shops in the village. Norman should go stock up, burn some sage, re-balance his chi and wait for justice to prevail.