Yesterday we reported on the news that Hilary Duff had recorded several Instagram stories calling out her neighbor by his full name for making noise late at night and smoking in his apartment next door in their building in New York City. Hilary said that it’s so bad that she can’t sleep. According to statements she issued she’s tried many times to talk to the landlords and to the neighbor personally. The neighbor, whose first name is Dieter, told Page Six that while he does smoke they live in a smoking building and that he’s inquired about getting better ventilation. He also said that he lives with a sober companion and that he’s tried to work with Hilary however he’s been getting threats after Hilary named him. Dieter also said that he had an altercation with Hilary’s boyfriend, musician Matthew Koma, that Matthew took a swing at him and he missed and hit him in the head instead. Dieter called the cops and an assault report was taken.
Hilary now claims that none of that happened, that Matthew didn’t take a swing at Dieter he just tried to talk to him politely to ask him to stop smoking in the hall.
Duff’s neighbor allegedly called the New York Police Department to their building on Wednesday and claimed that Koma hit him on the head due to an altercation over his alleged chain-smoking.
Authorities from the First Precinct confirm to PEOPLE that police responded to a 911 call and were informed of a dispute during which a male suspect allegedly struck a victim. There were no visible injuries and a report for harassment was recorded.
However, a rep for Duff tells PEOPLE that “there was no altercation whatsoever.”
“Koma went over today and asked politely yet again for [the neighbor] to take his smoking outside so as not to impact others,” the rep states.
As I said yesterday, this guy knew what he was doing by smoking in a common area. That in no way makes it right that Matthew allegedly punched him, just that it seemed particularly pointed that he would smoke in the hall after Hilary complained on Instagram about his smoking. As for what really happened I’m sure it wasn’t some polite exchange but I don’t know which side to believe. I believe this guy is a piece of work and also that Hilary shouldn’t have used his full name.
It turns out that Hilary violated Instagram terms of service by doxing her neighbor. A rep for Instagram told The Blast that Hilary violated Terms of Service rule number 6 which states, in part, that “you must not post private or confidential information via the Service” or “bully, threaten or intimidate people.” As a result they deleted some of her content, which in this case were IG stories which expire after 24 hours anyway.
I wonder if this will cost Hilary social media sponsors. You know the neighbor is about to press charges too.
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What on earth is Hillary thinking? Doesn’t she have smart people working for her?
She’s an ass. If he sues or presses charges, it will be because of her own stupidity. Don’t move into a building which permits smoking and then get aggressive with your neighbor for smoking. It’s not that hard!
She is a bully and I hope he sues her.
It’s ridiculous that idiots with millions of social media followers can get away with bullying people.
If the neighbor isn’t breaking any laws, which he doesn’t appear to be, then put your big girl pants on and either deal with it or find a solution for yourself. It’s not his job to cater to YOUR needs. Why should he be forced to go smoke outside, if he specifically chose to live in a building where he could smoke INSIDE? It’s crazy. Precious flower needs to learn that not everyone exists to service her needs and wishes.
And I say this as someone who lives next door to annoying neighbor who smokes in his garden and the smoke blows directly into my bedroom. Do you know what I do? Stew in my own rage because he’s not doing anything wrong!
Come on Hillary, just move.
That’s what I keep saying. She can continue this fight, probably get sued, and deal with all the stress…or she could just move elsewhere. This isn’t her long time home, it’s a temporary apartment while she working in the city. Just move!
that guy needs to stop wearing skinny jeans, it’s like he took a page straight out of the ol’ ‘how to look real edgy in NY, the Justin Theroux -playbook’ *eyeroll*
I’m betting the instagram rant was done in a moment of sleep deprived desperation on her part. I’ve been there, when you’re so mad about something and it’s been going on for so long that you kind of snap and go off about it.
It wasn’t the right thing to do but I’ve also freaked out and gone overboard a time or two in my life.
Yeah, she took it too far with his name but I have to say I’ve been there. I’m currently in a situation with a nightmare apartment neighbor-the other night I just broke down and cried because he was blasting his music once again, and I am definitely not a crier. Apartment living can really bring out the worst in people.
I sympathise – i have lived next to people like that and they just don’t care about anything or anyone other than their own needs. I currently live in a ground floor flat and i can hear the people upstairs using the toilet/making food in the kitchen when I’m in my bedroom. Not their fault and they try to be quiet as they know i can hear them but their landlord refuses to soundproof the floor or even put down proper underlay – its literally just the floor boards, cheap wood panels and then cheap soft lino in both the kitchen and bathroom. She was too cheap to pay for decent underlay.
My building isn’t soundproofed either. I already mentioned on the previous Hillary thread but my upstairs neighbors are THE WORST and let their hyperactive small child run around and cause havoc at ALL hours of the day, starting early in the morning and well into the evening (after 9 PM which is NOT acceptable). The parents aren’t any better themselves and even the woman living above them has complained to the landlord which validated our complaints.
They are finally moving out next month and I cannot say Alleluia enough. I was so afraid they’d try to have another kid because a crying baby to the mix would have caused me to move. I kept praying they’d move to the suburbs and buy a house. I can deal with regular noise and in my last apartment it was the typical apartment volume. This family though is on another level.
I’d be more sympathetic, but you can’t get mad at someone for smoking in a smoking building. The Dieter dude does seem like a jerk and kind of looks like one too. He made his IG private I’m assuming bc of all the backlash caused by Hilary. He has legal basis to sue for harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation. We’ll see how this pans out.
She’s rich enough to move into nearly any complex in NY, and she chooses the one that’s the smoking building and then gets upset when people smoke there? Come on.
I haven’t had facebook in 2 years and I’m so close to leaving Instagram over all the ads and “I’m partnering with ______” posts lately. There were accounts I used to like but now all of their posts are ads for 20% off of Hello Fresh or some absolute garbage. “I’m a busy mom, I can’t grocery shop, I love Hello Fresh!” You are wasting $$$ on a food delivery service….
It’s still hilarious that she thinks she actually works a job that is described as hard working. She tried crying to the masses but it just showed her celebrity privilege in thinking this would get the results she wanted. Hope he does sue her.
I would dox someone for…abusing my stepdaughter.
Or assaulting someone close to me.
I believe the person that would escalate things to that level over something so trivial, would be capable of punching someone in he face just for… irritating them.