A backyard deck continues to bring Josh Radnor problems with an irate neighbour, with TMZ reporting the former “How I Met Your Mother” star has now been hit with a restraining order as a legal battle over the deck escalates.
The dispute apparently dates back to last summer, when TMZ reported that Radnor did some construction work in his backyard to expand his deck to the edge of the neighbour’s property; the problem, however, lay in the neighbour’s claim that the home’s previous owner had been granted permission to extend into the neighbour’s property, but only if an existing retaining wall and pathway were maintained.
When the deck construction required knocking down the retaining wall, Radnor’s neighbours took him to court, demanding that the deck be torn down.
A year later, both the deck and the dispute remain after Radnor fired back in court to attempt to block the lawsuit.
The neighbours now allege that Radnor and his roommate have been harassing them ever since. According to what the neighbours told TMZ, “Josh and his roommate scream at them every time they go outside,” adding that “Josh and his roommate take pics of them and rail on them. They also claim Josh intimidates any workers who come onto the family’s property.”
Based on those claims, a judge granted the neighbours a temporary restraining order, compelling Radnor to stay a minimum of seven yards away from his neighbours whenever they’re home.
TMZ contacted a rep for Radnor but has not yet received a response.