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“Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate” Facing Eviction

If by anything you may be familiar with “The Rent is Too Damn High” presidential candidate Jimmy McMillan from when he was parodied on Saturday Night Live. Well it seems that real life is more absurd then any sketches as the real McMillan who’s only platform is lowering the cost of rent is now being evicted from his NYC apartment because he is not paying enough rent.

When he’s not busy planning his 2012 run for the White House, McMillan says he’s drawing on years of expertise to advise his lawyer on how to handle the eviction case. “I told him to file a counter-claim for $70,000,” McMillan said.

The case is now pending in Housing Court.

The building’s owner, Lisco Holdings, claims in court documents that McMillan has violated his lease because he doesn’t really live in the East Village apartment — he actually lives in Brooklyn.

“This is a case where the landlord alleges that it’s not the tenant’s primary residence,” said Robert Goldstein, an attorney representing the firm that owns the building.

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August 8th, 2011

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