Bridgehampton squatter leaves artist’s home after public outcry

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A Bridgehampton artist who struggled for more than a year to evict a house from guests has finally returned home.

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Lin Matsuoka, 75, says the man who had been living in her empty bedroom for 15 months without permission finally packed up and left without saying a word earlier this month.

Greg Solomon rolled with U-Hall on November 18, as Southampton police took about 25 minutes to pack up, she said.

Artist Lynn Matsuoka intended only to let Gregg Solomon stay in his house for a month while he was between apartments. He stopped squatting for over a year.
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protest against eviction
Masuoka credits public pressure for helping Solomon out of his house
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“He had called the police to defend himself Me,” an incredulous Matsuoka told The Post.

a painter and writer Matsuoka, who had once been married to a sumo wrestler, let Solomon stay in his empty bedroom for a month last summer as he was reportedly in the middle of the apartment.

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She claimed to be the tenant, sitting for over a year, demanding money, allegedly threatening her with violent outbursts and forcing Matsuoka to cancel a desperately needed knee surgery. Because he was occupying the first floor bedroom, which was needed by him, he claimed.

Greg Solomon
Greg Solomon claimed he was a tenant and demanded money to leave. He also threatened Matsuoka with violence.
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Matsuoka had to cancel knee surgery because Solomon occupied the space in his home that he would need to repair.
Matsuoka had to cancel knee surgery because Solomon occupied the space in his home that he would need to repair.
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that credit public outcry In Southampton and Sag Harbour, protesters appeared outside his home calling for Solomon to be ousted.

“Literally hundreds of people came out of the woodwork he was doing and rallied around me,” she said. “I had three lawyers. What did he get, the public was saying, ‘Not at all! We are not with you!’ They put him to shame, and this is what drove him out.”

Solomon, who has not responded to Matsuoka’s allegations, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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