UPDATE: One day after the story aired, the Riviera Apartments released a statement about the apparent eviction, apologizing to Bonner and saying they are trying to fairly compensate her:
“Since learning about the incident involving Brianni Bonner and her young son our senior management team has been trying to reach out to Ms. Bonner to apologize and address the problems caused when our staff mistakenly emptied the contents of the wrong apartment,” the statement read.
Then, on Friday, David Margulies with the Riviera Apartments said the situation was not actually an eviction mistake. Margulies said a maintenance crew was sent to paint an empty apartment but went to the wrong apartment. He said the crew did empty the apartment in order to paint the unit, but there was very little furniture.
Margulies said representatives for the complex did meet with Bonner on Friday to make things right but were referred to her lawyers.
“We want to offer our sincere apologies for the way the situation was addressed once the error was discovered and are attempting to contact Ms. Bonner to discuss how we can fairly compensate her and her son,” the statement from the complex continues. “In addition, we are reviewing our procedures to see if additional safeguards or training are necessary to help make sure this type of incident is not repeated.”
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