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Movers and Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order to Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman

Thursday, December 01, 2011 By Zaid Jilani, ThinkProgress | Report
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Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vita Lee, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d go next.

But when the movers hired by the bank and police were dispatched to evict the two women, they had a change of heart. In a huge victory for the 99 Percent, the movers “took one look at” Lee and decided not to go through with it. Watch WSB TV’s Channel 2′s video report about the incident:

The stress of the possible eviction made Lee’s daughter ill; she was rushed to the hospital the same day. Lee had one message for Deutsche Bank: “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

Update

Chase bank, which services the loan on Hall’s house, has now announced that it will no longer try to evict her and will work out a deal to let her stay in her home. Read more about it and Hall’s reaction here.


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Movers and Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order to Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman

Thursday, December 01, 2011 By Zaid Jilani, ThinkProgress | Report
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Yesterday, a Deutsche Bank branch in Atlanta had requested the eviction of Vita Lee, a 103-year-old Atlanta woman, and her 83-year-old daughter. Both were terrified of being removed from their home of 53 years and had no idea where they’d go next.

But when the movers hired by the bank and police were dispatched to evict the two women, they had a change of heart. In a huge victory for the 99 Percent, the movers “took one look at” Lee and decided not to go through with it. Watch WSB TV’s Channel 2′s video report about the incident:

The stress of the possible eviction made Lee’s daughter ill; she was rushed to the hospital the same day. Lee had one message for Deutsche Bank: “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

Update

Chase bank, which services the loan on Hall’s house, has now announced that it will no longer try to evict her and will work out a deal to let her stay in her home. Read more about it and Hall’s reaction here.


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