Residents in an upscale Beverly Hills neighborhood are feeling frustrated due to squatters who have transformed an unoccupied mansion into a hub for extravagant parties.
In Beverly Hills, a neighborhood known for its celebrity residents like John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Seth MacFarlane, LeBron James, and Jeff Bezos, a multimillion-dollar home has recently become the center of wild parties.
This home, situated on the border of Beverly Hills and Bel Air and next to a property owned by Fran Solomon, has been the scene of parties lasting into the early hours.
According to Solomon, there have been sightings of condoms and drug paraphernalia outside the property, indicating that squatters have occupied it for months.
Fran Solomon also noted to NBC Los Angeles, "There have been trucks unloading things that we can't quite identify in the middle of the night."
According to Solomon, partygoers have been a disturbance, ringing neighbors' doorbells at odd hours like 'two and four o'clock in the morning'.
The issue extends beyond noise disturbances, affecting the local area significantly.
Another neighbor, Rick, described to ABC7 how the party crowd arrives in the early morning hours with loud vehicles, creating parking chaos and blocking streets, which are narrow, single-lane roads in their neighborhood.
Solomon raised concerns about emergency vehicles' ability to navigate through the area due to the parked cars of the partygoers.
LeBron James' property manager also shared with MailOnline the difficulties faced due to these parties, mentioning that they maintain 24/7 security partly because of them.
The property manager elaborated on the issues caused by the nearby parties, mentioning the disruptive traffic, inability to access their property, and loud music and crowds spilling onto the streets at night.
"I've heard from my security team up there about all the crazy cars, crazy parties at night, how we're not able to get into our property sometimes because they're blocking the street with their cars, and just the nuisance at night with the loud music and people floating out to the streets,"
It has been alleged that those hosting the parties are bold enough to publicize and even charge admission for their events.
At one point, the party organizers claimed they were raising money for victims of the Hamas attack on October 7.
Despite clear signs of these parties, the Los Angeles Police Department has been limited in taking action due to the complex ownership status of the home.
The mansion, previously owned by the now-disgraced doctor Munir Uwaydah, accused in the 2008 murder of model Julianna Redding, has a complicated ownership history.
Currently, it's listed under MDRCA Properties LLC, a company that declared bankruptcy last year.
The property, priced at $4.6 million, is on the market. However, squatters have seemingly claimed it as their own by registering their driver's licenses to the address, complicating the eviction process.
LAPD Senior Lead Officer James Allen told MailOnline that they are developing a plan with the bank to evict the squatters.
Allen noted, "There's no one at this point to evict them and say they're there illegally," and mentioned that the plan has been submitted to the City Attorney.