Court Orders “Forcible” Soundproofing For Apartment Of Woman Who Won’t Stop Screaming About Obama

The New York Post reports:

A Brooklyn judge has ordered a divorce lawyer into a padded room. The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around the clock — that her pad has to be soundproofed.

The order is “very unusual — but it’s a testament to just how crazy she is,’’ condo board member Dennis Sughrue, also a lawyer, told The Post about cacophonous counsel Andrea J. Coleman. Coleman initially had been fined $31,000 for disobeying a court order to keep quiet.

Justice Edgar Walker then came up with an alternative: He would drop the fine if Coleman allowed the board’s acoustical engineer to soundproof her fifth-floor pad at 1 Grand Army Plaza. In fact, Walker didn’t give Coleman much choice.

The judge’s order says that the soundproofing will be installed by “forcible entry” if Coleman refuses to agree.

The above-linked story doesn’t say why Coleman continues to literally scream about Obama nearly a year after he left office.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    By chance, is she a blood relative to DJT? Because he does exactly the same thing.

    • james1200
      • Bambino

        Calling casting agents. If you need extras cray cray characters she is available.

      • BlackGayVeganAtheist

        This woman is Andrea J. Coleman, Divorce Mediator and Lawyer

        • Nowhereman

          I’ll bet she’s a real scream in the court room.

      • kaydenpat

        She looks surprisingly normal. I was expecting something different.

        • AtticusP

          The hairstyle hides the horns…

          • kaydenpat

            Lol! I’ll take your word for that.

    • clay

      Donny’s sister went to law school . . .

    • Nowhereman

      His sister is an attorney and an inactive judge. I wonder if she share’s Trump’s crazy genes.

  • bkmn

    How about blocking her access to Fox, WND, Rush, Wheitfart, Drudge and the rest of the right wing media?

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      It was InfoWars which pushed her over the edge. We should sue the Bastard. (teasing).

  • Charles Nelson

    Obama has been ruining her income by not divorcing Michele! Sets a bad example for all divorce lawyers.

  • William

    Her neighbors should band together and blast Yoko Ono at all hours.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Everyone take a long weekend together and leave it blasting from every apartment.

      • Bambino

        I got so many songs on my list.

        • teeveedub

          I suggest a taste of their own medicine on an endless loop.
          https://youtu.be/-XqnE1PnWF4

          • Grumpy Old Man

            And Drumpf did not pay them – heh,heh, I bet that hurt.

    • james1200

      I’m pretty sure that violates the geneva convention.

      • Reality.Bites

        I *so* want to make a Mark David Chapman joke at the moment, but I know for a lot of people my age or a bit older, that wound is still too fresh.

        So with that in mind, well, look what her music drove John Wilkes Booth to.

        (Too soon?)

    • Clive Johnson

      Obama speeches…

      • Todd20036

        You’re evil. Come sit by me

    • Stogiebear

      I used to have a problem with the studio/classroom next to mine at the school always playing their music too loud — so loud that my students couldn’t hear me speaking to them. That is, until I changed the locking code on my classroom door so no one could get in and then went away for a four hour dinner during one of their guest workshops.

      Who knew Chinese opera could put some peoples’ teeth on edge?

      • juanjo54

        some people just don’t like classical music

      • Luddite

        Well played Stogiebear!

      • AtticusP

        My Lard! That’s practically a felony!

      • Lars Littlefield

        You’re my hero. Let’s fuck. 🙂

      • Steve Smith

        I did that too when my next door neighbours back in the UK had a very loud, drunken all-night barbecue. I went to work the next day and left them to appreciate Chinese opera for 10 hours.

    • Harveyrabbit

      Or Nina Hagen. I used her version of White Punks on Dope years ago to sort some neighbors out. African Reggae would have been the encore if needed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pyek0kvBZw

      • William

        Excellent album, if you’re into it. Yoko helped me convince upstairs neighbors to move away. ‘Why’ at 2:00 AM helps promote self awareness of place.

        https://youtu.be/p4EVj76htYs

        • Oh’behr in Minnesota

          Lol. Ouch. That reminds me of why I did not like Yoko Ono music. Thanks for reminding me. (I’m still laughing).

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Isn’t that considered an act of war?

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Da Fuq? I’m getting a Witches of Eastwick vibe. Where’s a crystal ash tray when you need one?

  • Do Something Nice

    She seems nice.

  • fuzzybits

    Geez,I was looking for a lawyer!

  • Bluto
  • BlackGayVeganAtheist
    • Bambino

      I bet it will be a hot selling ticket event.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    Just a guess , but she probably behaves this way because she is mentally ill.

    • hoover2001

      It’s the only justification for being a Trump supporter.

    • zhera

      I’ve had a neighbor like that. He was clinically crazy. Paranoid schizophrenic and asshole. Made my life a living hell.

      I feel sorry for her neighbors.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Come on, everyone knows that people with money are never mentally ill. /s

    • Steverino

      Republicanism: society’s other accepted mental illness.

  • Bambino

    Good on the judge to have that loon to build her own padded cell. Save the tax payers money. Now send the same order to the dotard.

  • james1200

    I’m doing life wrong when this bitch is such a flaming loon and yet is such a successful lawyer that she lives in a ritzy condo in Manhattan.

    https://im4.ezgif.com/tmp/ezgif-4-a9e70c74f4.gif

    • Sporkfighter

      “I’m doing life wrong …”

      I’ll bet you have more and better friends.

      • james1200

        More importantly, my friends can suck a lemon through a straw.

        • JW Swift

          I wanna’ watch!

    • canoebum

      Minor point: Grand Army Plaza is in Brooklyn.

  • Jonathan Smith

    “The above-linked story doesn’t say why Coleman continues to literally scream about Obama nearly a year after he left office.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b6c696c527eca89a968723f648edcbf1622676d5304e72a1555af0285fcb3c4e.gif

    • kaydenpat

      Lol!! Obama Derangement Syndrome.

  • safari

    Rich people problems

  • Tomcat

    Anyone remember when mentally unstable people got help in mental institutions, or at least were kept away from innocent people? Now we just let them control things.

    • safari

      If you’re wealthy you’re not mentally unstable, you’re eccentric.

      • fuzzybits

        Really. If it were anyone else they would be strapping them to a gurney.

    • Bambino

      Not really. I got poor one shouting on the street during warm weather at all hours.

  • Bob Conti

    Well, these days I find myself screaming about President Obama, mostly loud sobs wishing him back into the White House. (Yes, I know there were some “issues,” but really, on a comparative basis, who can blame me?)

  • Hue-Man

    I know who she can get to appeal the ruling – to the Supreme Court! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cbe7e44daedce6a3ca63c120f36d7378d27afeeae98c8db3d6844236a8f74928.jpg

  • Henry Auvil

    The phrase “cacophonous counsel” wins the morning.

  • Todd20036

    She needs to be institutionalized. Seriously. If she’s screaming about Obama for no reason, she’s highly delusional, paranoid, maybe even psychotic.

    But she’s also a lawyer,. and she can pretend to be sane when she needs to

  • greenmanTN

    If she is yelling things like “rape” all the time she is endangering lives. If someone in that building was being attacked the other residents would ignore it, thinking it was the loon up to her usual antics.

    She should be locked up or at least committed for observation.

    • whollyfool

      From the article:

      Her “voice can be clearly heard from inside my apartment. She uses words like ‘murder,’ ‘rape,’ ‘killing’ and ‘killing myself,’ and has apparently even mentioned my name in the same breath as these threatening words,” Spolsky said.

  • Scout
    • fuzzybits

      Oh,who gives a shit.

    • jmax

      It’s Harry’s wedding, Trump can cry if he wants to.

      • Jonathan Smith

        and he shall.

    • Sporkfighter

      That’s the best reason to invite the Obamas. Maybe Trump will have a stroke, maybe he’ll go so far over the edge that the cabinet will feel forced to exercise the 25th.

    • clay

      Ya know, I’m not usually a fan of cross-generational fan-fic, but I’m willing to make an exception . . .

    • DoctorDJ

      Fuque tDump.
      And all his little tDumpsters.

    • Bambino

      It’s their wedding! They can invite who they want. Now fuck off!

    • Clive Johnson

      Why should they care about infuriating Twittler? Everyone should be snubbing the orange bastard.

    • Jerry Kott

      One interesting detail is that Meghan Markle’s father was born and raised in Pennsylvania- a small town boy, and his ancestors worked in a Coal Mine near my Home town in Pennsylvania.

  • Boreal
  • Lazycrockett

    I had a neighbor who did this and they came and took her away.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Bambino

      Took almost a year for the management of my building to rid of a couple of meth heads that lived next to me. They love to fight and toss furniture in the hall. I don’t need meth buyers or johns knocking at my door in the middle of the night.

      • Lazycrockett

        Every night at 5 she would open her window and start shouting for god to bless the Pres, the Vp and down the line of succession. This went on for bout 3 months. Then one day she was gone and her stuff was next to the dumpster. I never saw her.

    • Hunter M

      A friend had one move in next door. Her rich judge father in Washington DC found it easier to ship her to a small southern town than to take care of her himself. Took over a year and lots of issues with the neighbors before they moved her somewhere else. Now someone else’s problem.

  • olandp

    She continues to scream about Obama because she has nothing better to do. In our condo, this couple took out their carpet (the only soundproofing between floors) then complained they could hear the downstairs neighbor’s tv.

  • Bambino

    Poor woman is lonely. Someone introduce Opal Covey to her. They both speak the same language.

  • Chrissy

    So her unit is in foreclosure. Well, I guess then you blame your personal problems on President Obama because why would you want to take responsibility.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      ^THIS^ explains quite a lot, if true

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      Odd, I wonder if her foreclosure happens to coincide with President Trump’s election?

  • ohbear1957
    • Bambino

      If its not sewn in, it’s not effective.

      • jmax

        A big staple through the back strap into her skull would solve that.

        • JAKvirginia

          Duct tape. Way cheaper. Comes in colors to coordinate with latest fashions.

    • justme

      can’t you find one that’s anatomically correct??

  • Boreal

    I hope she has to pay for the soundproofing.

    • Snarky

      I was thinking the same. The story does not say, aside from the judge saying he will drop the fine if the acoustical engineer does the soundproofing. On top of everything else, the HOA better not add an extra fee for all her neighbors to pay the hush money.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Walker should be issuing a Section 9.27 order, not an injunction.

  • fuzzybits

    I see people doing this on the street frequently but they don’t have the luxury of having a “ritzy condo” to live in.

  • Clive Johnson

    It would be a pity if someone projected a high definition replaying gif of Obama laughing onto the window of her apartment.

    • jmax

      Now that’s some hi-tech gaslighting.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Who’s hiring this woman as a lawyer??? Hooefully no one, now.

  • stevenj

    I had a problem with a noisy neighbor downstairs that lasted nearly 5 years. What always worked to get him away from me and into another room at the other end of his flat was playing opera (vocals) cds fairly loud or *Yma Sumac*. Yma saved my sanity many times.

    • fuzzybits

      I love Yma Sumac..

    • perversatile

      I am filled with envy, and highly annoyed by this trio-
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqARJSeavkc

    • Phillip in L.A.

      I have a similar problem (and solution)

      • perversatile

        Is your solution Throbbing Gristle?

        • Phillip in L.A.

          No, but it doesn’t hurt

    • ajchar

      Long ago in Texas I had some party animals downstairs from me who would blast music on weekends and many weekday nights. After several complaints with no results I faced my stereo speakers to the floor, cranked them up to max and cycled the 1812 Overture on the CD player. Or sometimes O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. It took a few weeks, but they got the idea. Afterwards I just had to stomp on the floor for them to turn the crap down.

      • William

        My upstairs neighbors in Austin weren’t that creative. I won.

    • William

      I had a dog that would howl along to certain Yma Sumac songs. It was fun to watch.

  • clay

    There are ways to drive down your neighbors’ property values WITHOUT injuring your voice, jus’ sayin’

  • canoebum

    In this age of fake news, it’s satisfying to have proof that Obama Derangement Syndrome is a very real thing. Still.

  • Robert Adams

    We used to have nice quiet institutions for people like this, but…in the interest of budget cuts we now pad the walls in their apartments?

    Anybody want to hazard a guess how this would be handles if she weren’t filthy rich?

    • justme

      I thought we usually elect them to congress…

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        Or at least to state legislatures to save the unborn. Which is again ironic considering they don’t care about actual alive people’s quality of life.

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      Bellevue. Or is that no longer in existence?

      • Robert Adams

        Out in my neck of the woods, it was Dixmont, named for Dorothea Dix, an early advocate for the indigent mentally ill.

  • dafs

    Shouldn’t the court be ordering her to get psychiatric help rather than just muffling her screams?

    • Stogiebear

      Sometimes you really do have to break the horse before you can take it in for psychiatric treatment.

  • fkevin

    Send her to Bellvue.

  • Licensed Troll

    she sounds nice, get it…..sounds……never mind 😉

  • JWC

    A padded cell sounds more appropriate

  • The_Wretched

    Maybe “obama” is her safeword?

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      Republicans are so kinky … er, I’d rather not know. Just as long as it’s consensual, legal, not underage or involving living beings cannot speak for themselves (animals), etc. Like I said, I’d rather not know. Republicans are a scary kind of kinky. Witness the people sticking, er, standing, er, defending, Roy Moore. Scary Alabama values. Evangelical backwoods Christian values that are mainstream there. Triple creepy x infinity. And they say they are a part of the United States. I have nothing in common with them as I don’t mouth breathe nor drink swamp water nor drink KKKoolaid or vote Republican’t.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Um, Joe, is there a tag for “untreated mental illness”? This appears to qualify

  • SilasMarner

    She continues to rant about Obama because she’s a typical Repugnant lunatic.

  • Andymac3

    https://twitter.com/andreajcoleman

    Her twitter feed is pretty much dead and has been for years and her web address is also dead, so I’m thinking that she may not be doing too well financially of mentally.

  • Friday

    Obama Derangement Syndrome. Apparently this one’s scarred for life by that ODiouSness.

  • GanymedeRenard
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • She needs a mandatory psych evaluation, not attempts to accommodate her insanity.

    • Outlaw Woman

      Exactly … just from the short info above, she appears to suffer from a type of Tourette’s syndrom.

  • Todd Allis

    I wonder if she’ll stop screaming once she has no more audience.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Talk about an “activist” judge!

  • Stubenville

    This is why you buy a co-op in New York. She would have been on the street within 30 days

    I hope every one of her neighbors uses the mandatory soundproofing order as a basis of a lawsuit to deprive this loon of every last dime.

  • Nowhereman

    I think she needs more than a soundproof condo.

    • Gianni

      True. She needs a rubber room at some asylum for the obviously nuts.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        That’s why conservatives and Republicans generally prefer to live in less densely populated areas.

  • Terry

    The Obama derangement Syndrome is real! Even after he left office!

  • 3-Star

    Thank you President Reagan.