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Minnie Driver's neighbour claims actress made his life a 'living hell'

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Minnie Driver's neighbour claims actress made his life a 'living hell'

Minnie Driver's 74-year-old neighbour claims the actress has made his life a "living hell".

Just over one week after police were called to Minnie's home after she allegedly "went ballistic" on Daniel Perelmutter when a delivery driver taking something to his house mistakenly parked in front of her Hollywood Hills home, he has spoken out about his feud with Minnie, 46.

Mr Perelmutter told "She screams filthy abuse at me....She rants and raves like a crazy person...She gives me the finger every time she passes me...England sent us some of their best people but this one they should have kept.

"She has made my life a living hell - she is constantly harassing me. I've had a heart transplant, 14 back surgeries and a knee replacement, and Minnie Driver isn't helping my health."

He has also accused Minnie of throwing black paint bombs against the wall of a house he is constructing next door to his own.

And Mr Perelmutter claims he gave 'About A Boy' star Minnie permission to erect a gate on the driveway she shares with his new home in order to give her more privacy from paparazzi but she changed the code and he has not been able to use it.

He and his wife Mary Lou are now seeking a restraining order against Minnie over her "unjustified and abhorrent conduct" which has led to "sleeplessness, severe anxiety and depression, along with severe emotional distress".

However, another neighbour has defended Minnie and placed the blame solely on Mr Perelmutter.

Ed Dwyer said: "Minnie Driver has never been less than polite, helpful and friendly toward me. She's a wonderful person - not like [Perelmutter].

"He's obnoxious - he's been harassing and causing trouble for people around here for years. He's causing trouble for Minnie Driver because she's a woman. He's a woman hater."

Last November, Minnie - who has seven-year-old son Henry with former boyfriend Timothy J. Lea and is dating father-of-two Neville Wakefield - obtained a restraining order against Perelmutter, after she alleged he had told her to "f**k off and die" on several occasions, and he has been ordered to stay 15 years away from her at all times.

Her lawyer said: "Daniel Perelmutter has been the bane of his neighbours for years.

"Mr. Perelmutter's recent misconduct affect not only Ms. Driver, but the other homeowners who share the driveway with Mr. Perelmutter.

"These neighbours fully support Ms. Driver and are working with her to stop Mr. Perelmutter from his ongoing violations of the 2006 Court order and restore their access to their homes."