Made-up stalkers, burglars and murderers: Gil Dezer sues Trump Palace unit owner for alleged “extreme behavior”

Security cameras revealed “nothing strange and no stalker” despite claims made by owner Rhonda Hojandiov

Gil Dezer and Trump Palace (Credit: Trump International, Dezer Development)
Gil Dezer and Trump Palace (Credit: Trump International, Dezer Development)

Even big-time developers have problems with their neighbors.

The disruption has become too much for Gil Dezer, who is suing Rhonda Hojandiov, a neighbor who’s reportedly become a burden at Trump Palace in Sunny Isles Beach.

Court records show Dezer filed a lawsuit last week against Hojandiov, whose behavior allegedly includes disrupting the developer’s “peaceful use and quiet enjoyment” of his home at the luxury condo tower. Among the claims? Hojandiov is making up that she has a stalker who is trying to kill her, that someone is throwing or pouring things on her building, that the stalker – whom Hojandiov allegedly describes as “a woman with black short hair dressed like a man” – comes by between midnight and 3 a.m., that the same stalker is gaining access to her unit and “made a mess of her kitchen” despite the locks being changed, and more.

The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, outlines pages of behavioral reports. A footnote in the suit explains that many reports were omitted for similarity and that in all, there were 61 reports of extreme behavior between June 11, 2015 and Nov. 2 of this year. The suit also notes that reviews of the building’s security cameras “revealed nothing strange and no stalker.”

Last year, the condo association filed suit against Hojandiov and her husband, Samuel, seeking an injunction prohibiting her from “acting in an inappropriate manner and otherwise interfering with the operations of the association and its employees.” The case is still open, but her attorney Dennis Freeman recently withdrew as her counsel. He declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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Property records show the Hojandiovs purchased a three-bedroom unit on the eighth floor of the Trump Palace, at 18101 Collins Avenue, for $1.1 million in 2006.

For Dezer, the last straw appeared to be Nov. 2, when Hojandiov allegedly called the fire department to investigate the smell of carbon monoxide, which “they found no evidence of.”

The developer, who built the condo building he lives in, is seeking a permanent injunction against Hojandiov. He owns three units in the building, which was completed in 2006.

Dezer told The Real Deal he couldn’t comment on pending litigation.

Harunobu Coryne contributed reporting.