CEO of KB Home unleashes a screaming and profanity-laced tirade at neighbor Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin’s neighbor Jeffery Mezger who is CEO of KB Home, one of the largest homebuilders in the country, is not happy.
It seems Griffin filed a noise complaint filed on him. So he called her a “bald dyke” and a “fucking cunt.”
It was a security camera that caught Mezger screaming the insults– initially at Griffin’s boyfriend Randy Bick.
Mezger’s grandchildren had been swimming in the pool behind his LA home when the police showed up on his doorstep around 8 p.m. local time, HuffPost reports.
He can be heard confronting Bick shortly after speaking with authorities.
“Hey Randy, go fuck yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 o’clock? You’re not even the fucking owner. You’re stuck with a fucking bald dike who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on,” Mezger can be heard shouting in the video. “Now you’re calling the cops? Fuck you and fuck Kathy. You’re not our fucking neighbor, you’re a fucking asshole.”
Griffin shaved her head recently out of solidarity for her sister Joyce Griffin, who died of an undisclosed form of cancer last week. Mezger has been the CEO and chairman of KB Home since 2006, but has worked at the company since 1993.
Bick told the HufffPost that he made the noise complaint on Saturday night after enduring hours of excessive party noise coming from Mezger’s back yard. He admitted to hearing kids, but said there were adults who were being loud as well.
While speaking to officers, Bick said his security cameras caught the audio of Mezger’s profanity-laden tirade. You can listen to a portion of the recording below.
“Randy, what’s happening?” Griffin can be heard saying repeatedly.
“If you’re asking Randy what’s happening, he called the cops on my 5-year-old granddaughter, you fucking cunt,” Mezger replies. “Bullshit — 9 o’clock at night — oh, this party’s loud, this party’s really happening. Fuck you. I’ve done enough trying to be a nice partner — fuck you, neighbor. War’s happening. Don’t wait until we’re gonna bring some things on you. Now fuck you.”
Charmed , I’m sure.
KB Home released a statement Tuesday in response to the audio recording, saying: “Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother. He apologizes for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.”
Calling bullshit on that. It totally reflects on who he is and what he believes.
Mezger also apologized to Griffin in writing, the spokesperson told Bloomberg News.
According to records, the “war” between the neighbors kicked off about a year ago — shortly after Griffin and Bick moved in to Mezger’s gated community. The HuffPost has obtained audio and video of Mezger’s previous run-ins with Griffin and Bick, but hasn’t released them.
The couple reportedly has called police on the chief executive at least five times in the past.
No matter what you think of Kathy Griffin, that was wrong on so many levels.
Some did not readily accept the company’s apology. Suze Orman, the financial advice author and television personality, expressed her disgust on Twitter.