Poor Jimmy McMillan. Not only does the famously-mustachioed man have to worry about the rent being too damn high, now he might also have to worry about finding a new damn place to live thanks to an eviction notice from his landlord ordering him out of his rent-stabilized apartment in the East Village.
McMillan, founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High fringe political party and 2013 New York gubernatorial candidate, is planning to fight the eviction scheduled for Feb. 5 in Brooklyn Federal Court. And in addition to acting as his own lawyer, he's also demanding $1.3 million in monetary damages.
In a classic "he said, she said" dispute, McMillan's landlord, Lisco Holdings LLC, claims that McMillan actually lives in Brooklyn and that the Manhattan apartment isn't his primary residence, which is a requirement for any rent-controlled apartment. McMillan said the Brooklyn address is an office and that he does actually live in the St. Marks Place apartment.
“They don't have the authority to evict me,” McMillan told the Daily News.