Hilary Duff is currently living the residential nightmare we all know as: The Shit Neighbor. Well, allegedly he’s a shit neighbor; that’s just according to Hilary, who finally had enough and moved their drama to Instagram so the whole world could suffer with her.
Earlier this week, Hilary filmed a series of videos for Instagram in which she asked her followers how to deal with a bad neighbor. Lizzie McGuire is pissed off! According to Hilary, one of her neighbors in her SoHo apartment building has been acting like an “asshole,” by smoking cigarettes and weed so much that it’s permeated into her apartment. Not only did Hilary call him out by name – Dieter Addison – but she also accused his parents of paying his rent for him and accused him of never working a day in his life. She added, “Have some respect for your neighbors who work hard to live in that building.”
Hilary says Dieter isn’t a quiet stoner and chain smoker; he also gets into the kind of fights with his girlfriend or boyfriend that end with broken furniture. Hilary is pissed at that, because it scares her 6-year-old son Luca.
So what’s poor Hilary to do? Page Six says she might have sent her boyfriend Matthew Koma over to tune Dieter up a little. Dieter (a guy that I’m picturing in round glasses and a black turtleneck) tells Page Six that he had to call the police yesterday at 11:30am after Matthew allegedly “barged in” to his apartment and tried to punch him in the face. Dieter claims that he tried to punch Matthew, but he got hit on the head. Dieter claims he pushed Matthew out of his apartment and didn’t assault Matthew.
Dieter also claims he only smokes cigarettes (because it’s a smoking building), but only cigarettes because he lives with his sober companion, Topes Calland. He says he tried to fix the smell issue with Hilary when she first moved in, but the building owners wouldn’t sign off on any ventilation work being done.
Dieter claims he’s been getting numerous threats from Hilary’s fans, and he think he’s going to have to hire a bodyguard. He’s also considering a restraining order against Hilary and her boyfriend.
Hilary shot back with a statement released by her rep, and she’s clearly not ready to take a casserole and a cup of sugar over to Dieter’s.
“Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, latenight noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now. She tried numerous times in polite ways to handle this situation including countless sessions with the landlords of the building. As every mother knows, protecting your kid has to come first and foremost and that is her primary goal. She reached a breaking point after a 15 hour work day and yet another sleepless night.”
Reps for Matthew deny the allegation that he assaulted Dieter. A source close to Hilary tells E! News that it’s “absolutely untrue” that Matthew had punched anyone. One of Hilary’s neighbors has come to her defense on Twitter, saying “We share the same selfish neighbor who smoke cigarettes, and blasts EDM.” Another source tells E! News that several tenants have complained about Dieter to the building owners.
Until the building owners do something, Hilary would probably love to to give Dieter a taste of his own medicine. Unfortunately, he’d probably love it if she fought fire with fire and started blowing cigarette smoke through their shared vent. Instead, she could get some satisfying revenge by sending something far more irritating and through to his aparment: a bluetooth speaker connected to an iPod playing “Beat Of My Heart” on repeat, 24 hours a day. His bags will be packed in no time.