Kathy Griffin’s famous feud with her next door neighbor heated up in a Los Angeles court on Thursday.
The comedian faced her millionaire neighbor, Jeffrey Mezger, CEO of KB Home, over their long-standing battle which includes restraining orders, noise complaints, name calling, allegations of spying and antics such as throwing trash.
According to The Blast, when Griffin took the stand on Thursday, the controversial comedian joked that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were better neighbors than Mezger and his wife, and that she had never before had an issue with a neighbor until moving next door to Mezger.
Griffin’s disagreement with her neighbor began in 2016 after she and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, moved into the gated Los Angeles neighborhood where Mezger and his wife also lived. In September, Bick called the cops on his new neighbor and his wife and cited noise complaints after hours of noise coming from Mezger’s home.
Mezger’s unhappiness with Bick and Griffin’s actions was later caught on security camera audio as the KB Home director screamed sexist slurs and profanities at his neighbors, calling her a “bald d–e” and a “c–t.”
After Mezger’s outburst, Griffin filed a restraining order against her neighbor, but a month later in October, Mezger filed one against Griffin. According to TMZ, Mezger claimed that in addition to calling the cops on his family, Griffin and Bick had also been spying on him with audio and video devices set in his backyard, including his patio and Jacuzzi area. Mezger also said that private family conversations were captured by Griffin’s devices, even talks between him and his grandchildren.
Griffin admitted to having security cameras for protection that pick up sound on her property, but said she did not intentionally spy on Mezger. But in another neighbor accusation, Griffin also claimed that Mezger had been throwing trash into her yard while blasting Jonny Cash tunes in the direction of her home.
According to The Blast, the neighbors couldn’t come up with a settlement in court, so the judge kept their restraining orders against each other intact until next Thursday, when they will have to call and inform the judge of their settlement plan.