Matt Lauer isn't the only one that wants Ann Curry out...so does her neighbors.
Curry’s neighbors have branded the former “Today” co-anchor as “mean-spirited” and “uncaring” -- criticism caused by Curry’s decade-long renovations on her allegedly uninhabited Manhattan brownstone.
The accusation hardly fits the sympathetic portrait painted of Curry after her unceremonious ouster from the NBC morning show.
John Lee and his wife Lynne Lummel, who live next door to the TV journalist, detailed their story to The National Enquirer.
According to the report, it all stems from a $2.9 million purchase Curry and her husband, Brian Ross, made for their Upper West Side pad back in November 2003. The house has reportedly remained uninhabited while undergoing a decade of renovations.
The couple now say it’s made their life “a living hell for ten long years.”
Lee said he’s further incensed that Curry hasn’t been apologetic: “She hasn’t shown my wife and me a shred of compassion or understanding for the disruption their decade-long home renovation caused our neighbors and us,” adding, “our quality of life was destroyed. She’s an uncaring , mean-spirited person who cannot bring herself to apologize for her mistakes.”
What’s more, the couple claim that in December 2010 a water pipe allegedly burst in Curry’s home and flooded Lee’s basement.
The incident reportedly caused thousands of dollars in damage, and Lee claims he got an electric shock from a plugged-in heater.
“It was an extremely dangerous environment, and I could have been killed,” said Lee.
Lummel said, “We finally reached a settlement with Ann and her husband six months later. I get very emotional when I think of her and what she put us through."
H/T Page Six