Remember Jimmy McMillan, the leader of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party? It has been reported that Mr. McMillan is getting kicked out of his East Village apartment but not for the reason you might expect.
McMillan, who pays $872 a month for his rent stabilized apartment, was served an eviction notice after his landlord claimed the Rent Is Too Damn High firebrand actually makes Brooklyn his permanent residence. As reported by the New York Daily News, McMillan, 68, has filed a lawsuit against the landlord and claims the root of the eviction is to clear the apartment building of tenants who have rent stabilized units.
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McMillan, founder of the fringe political party called The Rent Is Too Damn High, has filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Court seeking to stave off the eviction, which is scheduled to be carried out by a city marshal Feb. 5. Acting as his own lawyer, he is also demanding $1.3 million in monetary damages.
The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran has been embroiled in a legal battle with the landlord, who claimed the one-bedroom flat on St. Marks Place wasn’t McMillan’s primary residence, and that he actually lives in Brooklyn.
“They don’t have the authority to evict me,” McMillan told the Daily News on Monday.
McMillan has been in tussles with landlord Lisco Holdings, LLC in times past. In the complaint recently filed, McMillan claims that the landlord never gave him a key to his place after he was locked out and had to get his own made. McMillan added that the alleged apartment in Brooklyn was merely an office and that he lived in the Manhattan digs with his son.
McMilllan told the Daily News he doesn’t know where he’ll live next.