Manhattan condo saga continues for Joan Rivers

Manhattan condo saga continues for Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers attends the opening night of "A Time To Kill" on Broadway, Oct. 20, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Joan Rivers attends the opening night of "A Time To Kill" on Broadway, Oct. 20, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) - The legal wrangling continues between comedian and condo board president Joan Rivers and a former downstairs neighbor in her luxury New York City building.

Elizabeth Hazan was able to get into a $2 million two-bedroom unit on the Upper East Side she once occupied Wednesday despite a judge's ruling the same day that she be denied access until she paid $200,000 in common charges.

The Daily News reported Hazan, surrounded by reporters, convinced police to let her in.

Hazan signed ownership of the apartment to Real Estate Holdings Group in July. That company sued Rivers earlier this month for $15 million.

Rivers lives in the building's $30 million upstairs penthouse.

In a statement, Rivers called Hazan a deadbeat owner and said the building would endure the fiasco. The board is considering its legal options.

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