Beck Sued for Damage to Malibu Mansion

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Beck performs at the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV

The singer rented the property from 2010 to early 2013

Beck could be in hot water after allegedly trashing the Malibu mansion he rented from 2010 to 2013.

TMZ reports that the singer/songwriter rented the house from German actor Til Schweiger, who's arguably most known in America for his part as Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz in the 2009 film "Inglourious Basterds." Beck vacated the mansion in February, and now Schweiger is suing the alt-rocker for alleged damage and unauthorized changes to the house.

According to Schweiger, repairs to the house after the "substantial physical damage" it received totaled over $40,000.

However, Beck completely refutes the accusations, claiming that the mansion already had its fair share of problems from before he moved in, including mold and plumbing issues.

Now, both sides are suing each other -- Beck for the $11,000 security deposit Schweiger apparently never returned, Schweiger for the damage repair plus unpaid back rent -- totaling $56,704.24.

All this comes just prior to the release of "Morning Phase," Beck's first new album since 2008's "Modern Guilt." It's scheduled for release in February.