Talk about failure to launch. A 92- year-old woman living in a Sutton Place coop has moved to evict her 58-year-old son from the residence, the Post reports. The man, Michael Gregori, allegedly changed the locks on his Mama’s place at 400 E. 56th St., forcing the nonagenarian to pursue legal action.
It all started when Mr. Gregori moved into the place five years ago after his wife, the international ballerina virtuosa Eva Evdokimova, was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Gregori’s mother, Katherine Gregori, lived with the couple at first, but was ultimately forced to live with relatives outside New York when her health deteriorated and her son refused to tend to her new medical needs. (Pretty heinous, but potentially forgivable for a distraught husband trying to take care of his ailing wife.) Evdokimova died in 2009, however, and Mr. Gregori has yet to leave the home, or invite his mother back. In fact he’s actively worked to keep her out.
He has also “sought restraining orders against family members who have sought admission” to the apartment at the mom’s request, and “changed the locks to the apartment and instructed the doormen to deny access to the apartment to anyone other than himself,” the lawsuit says.
Mr. Gregori denies all the accusations and claims he had, in fact, cared for his mother before she left New York. One small problem: that doesn’t explain why his mom is squatting with relatives in–GASP– Maryland instead of living in her own two-bedroom.