Former owners deny getting creepy letters from 'The Watcher'

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The former owners of a New Jersey home reportedly stalked by an anonymous creepy letter writer are looking to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the home's current owners.

Richard Kaplow, an attorney for the Westfield home's previous owners, tells that his clients have been defamed through publicity about the house.

He also says they've faced public ridicule over allegations they didn't warn the new residents about a letter they received from "The Watcher," who claims they rightfully own the home.

The plaintiffs, Derek and Maria Broaddus, bought the house for nearly $1.4 million. But they have refused to move in due to the letters.

Kaplow says the former owners got a letter before closing, but denied it was disturbing.