Puffy Sued Over 'Infested' Rental Home
As if he didn't have enough to worry about, Sean "Puffy" Combs is being sued by a woman who says a Beverly Hills, Calif., home she rented from the hip-hop mogul for $25,000 a month was "infested withAs if he didn't have enough to worry about, Sean "Puffy" Combs is being sued by a woman who says a Beverly Hills, Calif., home she rented from the hip-hop mogul for $25,000 a month was "infested with insects, rodents, and vermin."
In her lawsuit filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Inge Bongo also alleges that a broken front door lock forced her to use a dog door to come and go. Combs' spokeswoman Nathalie Moar called the lawsuit "completely frivolous," adding that Bongo owes Combs $50,000 in back rent and about $40,000 in damage she caused to the home. "If anyone had a right to sue, it was Mr. Combs," Moar said.
Bongo said she moved into the home after signing a year lease in November 1999 but moved out last August. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Bongo also said that while at the house she received death threats addressed to Combs and a message warning the rapper to stay away from girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, who was with him at a New York City nightclub when a shooting erupted there on Dec. 27, 1999. Combs is on trial in New York on charges of gun possession and bribery stemming from the incident.
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