The widow of late Tv mogul Aaron Spelling has won a lawsuit against her landlord.

Candy Spelling is currently renting out a $28,000 (Gbp17,500)-a-month pad at the Carlyle in Westwood, while her neighbouring penthouse remains under construction, however the owner recently tried to evict the author from the building over claims she'd been living in the space illegally because her lease had already expired.

The 67 year old fired back, stating the two had previously struck a deal to extend her living agreement by six months if building work fell behind schedule, and now a U.S. judge has ruled in Spelling's favour, allowing her to stay in the home.

The star's lawyer, Michael Saltz, is seeking a judgement to order the landlord to pay his client's legal fees, according to