updated 11/20/2009 11:43:32 AM ET 2009-11-20T16:43:32

A foot model in New York City is suing her upscale apartment building, claiming the co-op board is trying to force her out because she married its former doorman.

Christina Ambers filed a $10 million lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court against residents and management of the East 74th Street building known as the Avon House.

The lawsuit claims her husband, Angel Rotger, lost his job and building employees made her hail her own taxis and retrieve her packages after the couple became romantically involved.

The suit claims residents object to "a Hispanic former porter" living in the building.

The couple married in July.

Building lawyer Joe Colbert says the claims have "no merit."

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