Hollywood icon FAYE DUNAWAY defendant in Manhattan eviction case in housing court.
The one time brazen bank robber in “Bonnie and Clyde” and mystery woman in “Chinatown” now faces the most unsavory of New York experiences as Case No. 76667/11 goes forward, The New York Times reported.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday Faye’s landlord charges that Dunaway doesn’t live at the apartment on East 78th Street but actually lives in California although her name IS on the lease.
Faye's rent is a paltry $1,048.72 per month for the one-bedroom.
In addition to the Oscar winner, the lawsuit also names her son Liam Dunaway O’Neill, who she bore with ex-lover famed photog Terry O’Neill.
Dunaway rented the apartment on the Upper East Side on Aug. 1, 1994. The name next to the outdoor buzzer reads “F. Dunaway.”
The unnamed landlord in court papers offered proof that Dunaway owns a home in West Hollywood and has both her voter and car registrations in California.
It is against New York Housing law to maintain a rent stabilized apartment which protects the abode from skyrocketing market value with increments adjusted yearly.
According to legal docs, Dunaway has had past problems with the landlord. They filed in Civil Court in Manhattan in 2009 for alleged nonpayment of rent. THAT case was resolved, and Faye renewed a lease in April 2009 to remain in the apartment until July 31, 2011.
Faye is due to attend a hearing in Civil Court on Aug. 11 at 2 P.M.