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Icelandic President’s Wife in Legal Row over Leak

Dorrit Moussaieff, the wife of Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, is currently caught up in legal proceedings in the UK. Her neighbor in Knightsbridge, restoration expert Tiggy Butler, sued her over an overflowing water pipe.


Bessastadir, the presidential residence in Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

According to the Daily Mail, the row began in April 2009, when water from Moussaieff’s apartment leaked into a hallway of Butler’s apartment below.

When Moussaieff went downstairs to investigate the cause of the leak, she found the door of Butler’s flat ajar and went inside. There was a ladder nearby and she climbed it to look at the leak.

Butler was unhappy at finding her neighbor inside her flat uninvited. She insists Moussaieff refused to leave when asked, which marked the beginning of the legal proceedings.

Butler accuses Moussaieff of harassment, making threats, ¬hostile and abusive behavior and even of using her diplomatic immunity. Moussaieff maintains her innocence and states she would never use her diplomatic position in such circumstances.

According to the Daily Mail, Moussaieff hopes her appeal will be heard in late spring.

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