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Hair colorist ‘refusing to move out of apartment with ex-fiance 11 YEARS after they broke up’

A New York City woman is allegedly refusing to leave the apartment that she purchased in 2005 with her then-fiance, and has been living in since they split up 11 years ago.

Lars Magnusson filed a lawsuit against Alice McCarney in Manhattan on Thursday, seeking half of the value of the co-op where she has been living and paying the mortgage since the two broke up in 2007. 

McCarney told the New York Post on Thursday that she ‘just found out about the lawsuit and thought everything was settled.’  

Lars Magnusson filed a lawsuit against his former fiancee Alice McCarney (pictured) in Manhattan on Thursday, seeking half of the value of the co-op where she has been living and paying the mortgage since the two broke up in 2007; McCarney is shown here in a photo shared to social media in November 2015

It’s undisputed that McCarney has been paying the entire mortgage, as well as all maintenance, tax and other costs on the Upper East Side neighborhood one-bedroom since she took sole possession 11 years ago.

But Magnusson, who now lives in Idaho and runs a UK-inspired hunting property with his wife, has claimed that McCarney’s also asked to be paid back for half of those payments.

Now, Magnusson wants to see the property sold, so he can collect on half of the sale price. Comparable units in the building have gone for anywhere between $567,000 and $725,000, in recent sales.

Magnusson (pictured), who now lives in Idaho and runs a UK-inspired hunting property with his wife, Jennifer, has claimed that McCarney has asked to be paid back for half of the payments she's made on the mortgage over the years

Magnusson (pictured), who now lives in Idaho and runs a UK-inspired hunting property with his wife, Jennifer, has claimed that McCarney has asked to be paid back for half of the payments she’s made on the mortgage over the years

The 32-story luxury doorman building, called Mill Rock Plaza, contains a total of 290 units to date. 

Magnusson’s lawsuit claims that part of the reason he’s doing this now is because he’s been prevented from entering the property for years, despite asking to have access to the home for half of the year.

He has claimed in his lawsuit that McCarney has taken his name off of ‘the doorman’s list of persons admissible to the building.’ 

The two purchased the property together in 2005, which was not long after they two got engaged.

The 32-story luxury doorman building, called Mill Rock Plaza, contains a total of 290 units to date, comparable units have recently sold for anywhere between $567,000 and $725,000

The 32-story luxury doorman building, called Mill Rock Plaza, contains a total of 290 units to date, comparable units have recently sold for anywhere between $567,000 and $725,000

Magnusson married in 2008, to a graphic designer named Jennifer (right), according to an article in Garden & Gun Magazine that highlighted the couple's joint venture

Magnusson married in 2008, to a graphic designer named Jennifer (right), according to an article in Garden & Gun Magazine that highlighted the couple’s joint venture

The Swedish shooting instruction lived in the unit alone, while repairing and renovating the space for about a year until March 2006. That’s when the relationship went awry, and Magnusson moved out.

At that point, the British native and upscale hair colorist moved in to the space at 345 E. 93rd Street.  

It wasn’t long after that the two called it quits, ending their engagement in 2007. Around that time, Magnusson alleges McCarney promised to buy him out of his half of the co-op.

McCarney (center) is seen here with Kim Kardashian West (right) and celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (left) in a photo shared to social media in August 2017

McCarney (center) is seen here with Kim Kardashian West (right) and celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (left) in a photo shared to social media in August 2017

Since then, Magnusson claims McCarney has failed to ‘secure the financing for such a purchase’ or to cooperate with his ‘patient, good-faith, and ongoing efforts’ to negotiate a settlement, according to the claim.

To complicate matters further, Magnusson married in 2008, to a graphic designer named Jennifer, according to an article in Garden & Gun Magazine that highlighted the couple’s joint venture. 

At Blixt & Co, the Magnussons require their climates to be outfitted in ‘tweeds, wools and earthen colors,’ rather than the traditional camouflage, which is strictly forbidden on the grounds.   

McCarney, who the Post caught up with at her luxury Upper East Side salon called Alice Hair, said she would not provide further comment without speaking with her attorney. 

McCarney is seen here at Alice Hair on the Upper East Side in a photo shared to social media in September 2016

McCarney is seen here at Alice Hair on the Upper East Side in a photo shared to social media in September 2016



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