Hilary Duff & Neighbor Dieter Addison Call Out Each Other For Bad Behavior In Social Media War
Rude neighbors can be a major nuisance no matter who you are, and Hilary Duff has a story to tell about it.
The Lizzie McGuire and Younger star took to her Instagram Stories to put her neighbor Dieter Addison on blast for his inconsiderate behavior, like smoking cigarettes and marijuana, in their apartment building in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.
She started the public airing of grievances by petitioning for advice from her followers: “Calling all New Yorkers with asshole neighbors. Really open to any advice you have. My neighbor smokes cigarettes and weed all night long. My apartment reeks. Seriously, what do I do?”
She then stuck it right to Addison, alleging, “We know your parents pay your rent. We know you’ve never worked a day in your life ― must be nice. Have some respect for your neighbors who work hard to live in that building. Don’t be a dick dude ― and put your trash down the chute.”
Duff is clearly exhausted from working 15-hour days, and she topped it all off with, “And another thing … stop breaking all your furniture when you fight with your girlfriend or boyfriend … it scares me and my kid. Therapy is cheaper …”
But wait! For as is so often the case, there are (at least) two sides to every story. Addison, whose grandfather was the first person to import German Lowenbrau beer into the U.S., claims that he is sober, currently works three jobs, and that Duff and her boyfriend Matthew Koma are the actual bad neighbors.
He told Page Six, “I live with a sober companion. I’ve been sober for months now. I smoke a ton of cigarettes, don’t get me wrong, but this is a smoking building, which is why I signed the lease here.”
As for his response to Duff’s accusations, he added, “I am getting a lot of hate mail and threats from her fans, it is so bad I’m going to have to get a bodyguard. I am from a very private German family and we are hiring lawyers.”
Addison claimed that he turned his music down “right away” when Duff first moved in, and when she initially complained about the smoking, he offered to hire contractors to take care of the ventilation problems, though he never heard back from the building owners to give him the okay for that work.