Faye Dunaway Leaves Apartment Amid Rent Lawsuit

Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway

Never mind the fact that Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway is in a legal dispute with her New York landlord -- the real scoop is that a celebrity of her caliber was paying peanuts for a one-bedroom walk-up on the Upper East Side.

The New York Times reported that the 70-year-old star, who made a name for herself in such iconic films as "Chinatown" and "Bonnie and Clyde," is being sued by her landlord for violating the rules of New York rent stabilization. Just why, you might ask, would the landlord go to such lengths to blow the whistle on his celebrity tenant? Because, as a long-time recipient of rent stabilization, Dunaway was paying less than half the average rent for the area.

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