Minnie Driver testifies in court over Hollywood Hills property dispute with neighbor

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Actress Minnie Driver took the stand in court Thursday as part of a dispute with her neighbor over property borders. (KABC)

Actress Minnie Driver took the stand in court Thursday as part of a dispute with her neighbor over property borders.

Driver installed an electric gate midway down the lane of a private Hollywood Hills driveway for the security of her family. An area behind her gate is also the backdoor to her neighbor's new home.

That neighbor, Daniel Perelmutter, said the terms of the easement allow his construction crews to access his site. A previous court order defined restrictions for Perelmutter.

The two have feuded for months and waited for their day in court to present their complaints to a judge. On Thursday, each side was armed with survey maps that marked walls, property lines and parking areas, as well as photos of the alleged violations.

The actress was later cross-examined by her neighbor's lawyer, who pointed to a graph. Within the white triangle area, he asked her if she understood that Perelmutter can put whatever he wants within the area.

Driver said she understood that he could park whatever he wants as long as he doesn't block the easement. She brought in a photo that shows a large truck and pallets loaded with cement bags in the driveway.

Perelmutter's lawyer asked her if she knew where the items were in relationship to the property line, to which she said no and that she was too busy trying to be past the cars.

Allegations of harassment have brought several visits by the police. A Los Angeles police officer is set to testify.

The hearing faced several delays Thursday, including a mass evacuation of the courthouse for the Great California Shakeout. Driver, who was on the stand for only half an hour, is set to return next week.
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