Bossip: Mary J Blige Denies Ex-Landlord's Claims of Back Rent and Trashed Rental Mansion
Mary J. Blige denies responsibility for unpaid rents and damage to her rental mansion.
Mary J. Blige is being sued by ex-landlord Golden Venus for outstanding rents and extensive damage to the property during her stay.
The R&B legend has denied responsibility for the damage and rents owed and asked the judge for a reprieve.
Mary J. Blige's former landlord, Golden Venus suffered a setback in their case against the R&B singer
MARY J. BLIGE SUED
According to Golden Venus, Blige absconded, leaving a hefty debt in back rents, and substantial structural damage to the mansion.
MARY J. BLIGE DENIES DEBT
Blige admits that the sum she paid was inferior to the amount she owed, but receiving as a settlement means the landlord, abdicated from any further claim on her.
MARY J. BLIGE BLAMES LANDLORD FOR DAMAGE
Blige responded to the accusation that she'd damaged the mansion by saying that even if she had, the court case had affected her equally, and she herself had suffered financial losses.
Blige cited Golden Venus’ “unlawful or improper conduct” as the reason for the damage to the mansion but did not go into detail. Further, information may be withheld by the lawyers until the case comes before a judge.
Even though the case names Blige's ex-husband Kendu Isaacs as a codefendant, her response is made in her name only.
JUDGE GRANTED REPRIEVE ON $60,000 CASE
Mary J. Blige's former landlord, Golden Venus suffered a setback in their case against the R&B singer when an L.A. judge ruled against them when they claimed that she had not responded and requested a default judgment.
The judge pointed out that the plaintiff (Golden Venus) had failed to provide the court with Blige's telephone number, a basic requirement.
The failure invalidated their appeal for a default judgment against Blige, who will now have a chance to present her side of the story to the court.
Golden Venus’ civil suit accuses Blige and ex-husband Kendu Isaacs of damaging their rented mansion and defaulting on the stipulated rent.