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Judge Throws Out Remaining Counts in ‘The Watcher’ Creepy Letters Lawsuit

The home, which recently topped Thrillist's list of creepiest urban legends for every state, is back on the market

What to Know

  • "The Watcher" is a creepy-letter watcher who says it is their duty to watch over a million dollar home in New Jersey
  • A judge has thrown out the remaining counts of a civil lawsuit involving the Westfield home
  • The story recently made the Thrillist's list of "Creepiest Urban Legends in Every State"

A judge has thrown out the remaining counts of a civil lawsuit filed by a New Jersey couple who say they were scared away from their home after receiving anonymous creepy letters from someone named "The Watcher."

Derek and Maria Broaddus had filed a lawsuit against the former owners of the Westfield home, saying they knew about the "The Watcher" before they sold them the home in 2014.

NJ.com reports a Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed the remaining counts of the lawsuit, saying there's no evidence the former owners intentionally hid a letter they had received from "The Watcher."

The judge also dismissed a countersuit that alleged the Broadduses were smearing the former owners' reputation.

The Broadduses say they've received four creepy letters from "The Watcher," the most recent one earlier this year.

The home, which recently topped Thrillist's list of creepiest urban legends for every state, is back on the market. 

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