Kathy Griffin and her neighbor Jeffrey Mezger, who is the CEO of KB Home, have filed restraining orders against each other following intense verbal arguments.
According to People, Griffin filed a restraining order against Mezger two weeks ago after Mezger had called the comedian a series of homphobic and sexist slurs, the audio of which was later posted online. Griffin's boyfriend, Randy Bick, had called the police on Mezger reporting excessive noise coming from the house, leading to the argument.
“Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother,” a KB Home spokesperson had said. “He apologizes for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.”
Now, Mezger is responding in kind with a restraining order of his own. A hearing is expected next week. A KB Home spokesperson described the situation as “a personal matter between neighbors."
“Ms. Griffin (and/or cohabitant Randy Bick) has admitted to making audio (and video) recordings of private conversations on my property over the past 15 months,” Mezger states in police documents. “In addition, Griffin (and/or Bick) have aimed an outdoor video-recording device at areas including a Jacuzzi where my young grandchildren sometimes play."
“Ms. Griffin and Mr. Bick have completely deprived my family and me of the use of our yard, and have essentially rendered living in our home intolerable," concludes the filing.
Mezger's TRO was granted, meaning that Griffin must stay 20 yards away from Mezger and his family.
The Huffington Post notes that Griffin and Bick had moved into their home a year ago and had filed noise complaints almost immediately. Mezger responded by telling the couple they “need to adapt.”
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