“Leftovers” actor Justin Theroux scored a big victory Tuesday in a bizarre boundary dispute with his downstairs neighbor in a Greenwich Village co-op, though there were signs it was far from over.
The hunky actor has been locked in a two-year feud with his neighbor, attorney Norman Resnicow, over a 40-square-foot strip of roof deck. The beef escalated into accusations that Theroux, who was famously married to Jennifer Aniston, neglected his dogs. The actor countered that Resnicow spied on him and abused his wife – an allegation Resnicow strongly denied. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits, after conducting an analysis of the legal definition of “stairs,” determined the slice of property was rightfully Theroux’s. The judge also ruled that Resnicow had repeatedly trespassed on Theroux’s property.
He cited two occasions in 2017 when Resnicow spoke with contractors working on Theroux’s apartment and when the lawyer walked onto his rival’s portion of the roof deck “to secure a plastic outdoor light fixture” in case of strong winds. The judge didn’t buy Resnicow’s claim that he was prescribed a steroid inhaler because of a leak from Theroux’s apartment. “This court finds that Mr. Resnicow is liable for trespassing on Mr. Theroux’s property,” Lebovits wrote in an 11-page decision. The judge said money damages would be determined at trial.