Rosario Dawson's mother is battling with former neighbours after reportedly trying to move back to the New York building she turned into a squat in the 1980s, according to reports.
Isabel Dawson broken into the abandoned property with Greg, the actress' father, when they were 21 and the star was just six. The couple refurbished the tenement by installing plumbing and turned it into a shared squat.
Isabel left the East 13th Street apartment in 2008 following a series of arguments with fellow occupants and now she wants back in - but the residents want to ban her.
An unnamed tenant tells the New York Post's Page Six, "No one really wants her around. She is doing her very best she can to get back in."
Another resident adds, "She threatens everyone, she is a super-big woman who uses her size to intimidate."
Isabel was said to have left after feuds over monthly rent fees, which she refused to pay. The Sin City star's dad, who is split from Isabel, still resides in the property.