Veteran actress Faye Dunaway has been ordered to bring her rent payments up to date as she continues to fight eviction from her New York apartment.
The Bonnie and Clyde star leases a one-bedroom, rent-stabilised property in Manhattan's Upper East Side for just over $1,000 (£625)-a-month - almost half the going rate for the area.
Her landlord Henry Moses, Jr. filed suit against the actress in August (11) in a bid to have her evicted, claiming she's not eligible for rent regulation as she spends most of her time in Los Angeles. State laws require tenants to use rent-controlled properties as their primary residence.
The star hit back by alleging the apartment was in a state of disrepair and offered up her keys to the landlord, insisting she had moved out in May (11).
The two parties have been disputing the matter in court and Dunaway appeared in person for a hearing on Thursday (03Nov11) to try and settle the matter in closed quarters with Judge John Stanley. Dunaway's attorney, Steve Ginsberg, Moses, Jr. and his lawyer Craig S. Charlie, were also present for the discussions.
After the meeting, Charlie claimed Dunaway, who stopped paying rent when the lawsuit was filed, was ordered to hand over the outstanding money, while his client had agreed to carry out the required repairs.
The case is due to return to court in March (12).