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Judge dismisses attempt to evict Bianca Jagger

Mick Jagger's former wife says there is a mold infestation in her apartment.
/ Source: Reuters

A judge Wednesday dismissed a New York landlord’s attempt to evict Bianca Jagger, former wife of the Rolling Stones lead singer, who has sued over mold she says made her $4,600-a-month apartment uninhabitable.

Jagger says she is “homeless” and has been living out of suitcases at friends’ homes for almost three years because of a mold infestation in her four-room Park Avenue apartment.

She was served with an eviction notice earlier this month while pursuing a $20 million lawsuit she filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan against the landlord and contractors.

Judge Anthony Fiorella dismissed the eviction proceeding and also indicated it would be inappropriate for the landlord to refile an eviction proceeding against her, at least until Jagger’s lease expires next February.

In court papers, landlord Katz Park Avenue Corp. said Jagger’s Park Avenue residence was not her primary residence and that she maintained a home in London.

She said she had not lived at the London residence since 1980 after her divorce from Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.

“This ordeal has put me through tremendous stress, hardship and humiliation by a landlord who has retaliated against me,” Jagger said after the hearing.

The landlord’s lawyer declined comment.

The Nicaraguan-born former model had a daughter, Jade, with Jagger, whom she married in 1971. She has been a campaigner for human rights and environmental causes.