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Bridgehampton squatter leaves artist’s home after public outcry

A Bridgehampton artist who struggled for greater than a 12 months to oust a home guest-turned-squatter lastly has her home again.

Lynn Matsuoka, 75, says the person who had been occupying her spare bed room for 15 months with out permission lastly packed up and left earlier this month with out saying a phrase.

Gregg Solomon rolled up with U-Haul Nov. 18, taking about 25 minutes to pack up as Southhampton cops appeared on, she mentioned.

Lynn Matsuoka
Lynn Matsuoka breathed a sigh of reduction after the person who illegally occupied her Bridgehampton home, Gregg Solomon, lastly vacated.
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Gregg Soloman
Artist Lynn Matsuoka had solely supposed to let Gregg Solomon keep in her home for a month whereas he was between flats. He wound up squatting for over a 12 months.
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eviction protest
Masuoka credit public stress with serving to to power Solomon out of her home
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“He had called the cops to protect him against me,” an incredulous Matsuoka advised The Post.

painter and author who was as soon as married to a sumo wrestler, Matsuoka let Solomon keep in her spare bed room for what was presupposed to be a month final summer time as he was allegedly in between flats.

He squatted greater than a 12 months, claiming to be a tenant, demanding cash to depart, allegedly threatening her with violent outbursts and forcing Matsuoka to cancel a desperately wanted knee surgical procedure as a result of he was occupying the first-floor bed room she wanted for her recuperation, she claimed.

Gregg Soloman
Gregg Solomon claimed he was a tenant and demanded cash to depart. He additionally threatened Matsuoka with violence.
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Matsuoka had to cancel a knee surgery because Solomon occupied the space in her home she would need to recuperate.
Matsuoka needed to cancel a knee surgical procedure as a result of Solomon occupied the area in her home she would want to recuperate.
Doug Kuntz for NY Post

She credit public outcry in Southampton and Sag Harbor, the place demonstrators appeared exterior of her home calling for Solomon to depart, with getting him out.

“Literally hundreds of people came out of the woodwork furious about what he was doing and rallied around me,” she mentioned. “I had three lawyers. What got him out was the public saying, ‘No way! We’re not putting up with you!’ They shamed him, and that’s what got him out.”

Solomon, who has not responded to Matsuoka’s allegations, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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