Court Clears Way For Jagger Eviction

Bianca Jagger at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2004 Collection event on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in New York. Jagger complains in a $20 million lawsuit that her Park Avenue apartment house is not a proper home because it is infested with toxic mold. Jagger, 58, accused the owner and managing agents of her Manhattan building of negligence, breach of contract and fraud. AP

New York's top court has upheld Bianca Jagger's eviction from a rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, concluding that foreigners on tourist visas cannot claim New York digs as a "primary residence."

The globe-trotting human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was evicted in December from the Upper East Side apartment she had rented for 20 years. She had been in a dispute with Katz Park Avenue Corp., with a separate lawsuit over asbestos and fungus.

Jagger rented the Upper East Side space for $4,614 a month. It has since been leased to another tenant. A native of Nicaragua, Jagger also keeps an apartment in London.

The Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday.

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