Antonio Banderas Dragged Into a Residency Lawsuit


Antonio Banderas


Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. is suing Dakota Building for not creating a hostile environment for non-white residents.

Antonio Banderas has been dragged into a new legal spat between the board of New York's famous Dakota Building and a disgruntled tenant - over allegations the movie star was denied an apartment because of his Hispanic roots.

Businessman and philanthropist Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. - a former president of the Dakota's co-op board - claims his request to expand his apartment in the building was refused because he is black. He is suing the officials over what he calls "an extensive pattern of hostility toward non-white residents of the building".

Fletcher names Banderas in his suit, claiming he overheard a conversation between two board members discussing the Spaniard's efforts to buy an apartment at the Dakota. He suggests the unnamed neighbors refused to even give the actor and his wife Melanie Griffith an interview, joking they wanted a first neighbors-floor pad so Banderas could "purchase drugs from the people on the street".

Fletcher also names singer and neighbor Roberta Flack in his suit, claiming she was refused permission to install a new bathtub because she's black. The plaintiff is demanding damages of $15 million. The Dakota Building's most famous resident was John Lennon, who was shot dead on the pavement outside in 1980.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  2. Brad Pitt Is Ready to Mend His Relationship With Angelina Jolie for the Sake of Their Kids
  3. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'in Hiding': She's Ballooned So Much She Doesn't Want Her Fans to See!
  4. Cher's 'Serious Family Issue' Forces Her to Drop Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie
  5. Kris Jenner's 'Desperate to Hook Up' With O.J. Simpson. What About Toy Boy Corey Gamble?
  6. Kanye West Is Spoiling Kim Kardashian With Jewelries, but She 'Won't Wear Any of It'
  7. Drake Reportedly Has 'Weed Overdose'
  8. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Exchange Sweet Gaze While Leaving Church Amid Reconciliation Rumors
  9. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble Break Up
  10. Watch Second Trailer for 'Justice League'

CELEBS PHOTO