S. Epatha Merkerson played NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the hit television series “Law & Order” from 1993 to 2010. Familiar with the justice system the 59-year-old Golden Globe winning actress is ready to take her apartment building to civil court.
S. Epatha Merkerson, who played Lt. Anita Van Buren on the TV fixture for 16 years, says her problems began almost as soon as she moved into the storied Riviera building on Riverside Drive back in 2002.
Soon after she got there, the building’s management company told her “the roof to plaintiff’s apartment was in peril of collapsing. The defendants stated that they wanted to shore up the roof and that it needed to be done from inside the apartment,” the suit says.
As a result, Merkerson had to clear out of her new apartment in the 100-year-old building for almost a year – and the repairs didn’t fix the leaks that had been plaguing the apartment.
While the building has patched up the damage done by the leaks repeatedly over the past decade, it hasn’t done anything to stop the leaks themselves, causing a mold condition.
Source: New York Post