Kathy Griffin was granted a restraining order against KB Homes CEO Jeffrey Mezger as the neighborly feud has reached the point where Kathy is afraid he will be violent towards her, and even poor Johnny Cash is getting dragged into the mess.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Griffin was granted a temporary restraining order against Mezger, who is her next-door neighbor. Mezger must stay 100 yards away from Griffin and her boyfriend, Randy Bick. There's a hearing to make the order permanent next month.
Griffin is so afraid for her safety, she says in her court filing, that she "is concerned that the effort to obtain this restraining order will result in retaliation of a violent nature if an immediate restraining order is not granted."
Griffin claims she and Mezger have been feuding for over a year due to excessive noise from Mezger's property. She alleges that Mezger and his wife have thrown garbage on her property and turned loud stereo speakers to face directly onto her property.
During one incident in 2016, Griffin claims that Mezger bragged about greasing the palms of the Homeowner's Association "so they look the other way." She claims that when security came to his house for a noise complaint, he said he "just turned his backyard speakers in your direction and blared my Johnny Cash loud."
The Huffington Post published audio of the most recent incident between Mezger and Griffin last week. Mezger can be heard screaming profanities at Griffin and Bilk, calling her a "bald dyke" and a "c***." Griffin and Bilk had called the police to report a noise disturbance coming from Mezger's home, Huffington Post claims, which set off the incident.
At one point, Mezger can be heard saying, "Hey Randy, go f*** yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 o’clock? You’re not even the f***ing owner. You’re stuck with a f***ing bald dyke who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on. Now you’re calling the cops? F*** you and f*** Kathy. You’re not our f***ing neighbor, you’re a f***ing asshole."
According to reports, KB Homes announced they were cutting Mezger's bonus by 25% because of the tirade.
"Mr. Mezger's recent behavior in his personal dealings with a neighbor is unacceptable and a negative reflection on KB Home," the directors said. They added that Mezger would be dismissed if he were to be involved "in any similar incident."