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Slash Says He Was Burned on Real Estate Deal

11/15/2007 9:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Saul Hudson -- or as he's better known, "Slash" of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver -- and his wife have filed suit over a house they say they were duped into buying.

TMZ obtained the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, against real estate agent Gregory Holcomb and Sotheby's International Realty, in which the Hudsons claim they "thought they had found their dream house," but say it turned out to be a nightmare.

The suit says, among other things, they were told the house was on a private, gated street. The house, they allege, turned out to be on a public street with very little parking. They also say it was much smaller than the 7800 sq. ft. in the listing, and there were issues with the home's title.

Because they say Holcomb and Sotheby's withheld this information from them, the Hudsons have suffered "grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, worry, disappointment, nervousness, stomach disorders, backaches, loss of appetite and inability to concentrate on work." They are suing for an amount in excess of $1 million.

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46.

hora    

good lord people, some of you sure are bitter...or something. first of all, he's a legend. i think that after all these years of proving that he deserves some respect. why all the insults? he is way more talented than trainwreck brit and more than half of hip hop artists out there. and that's the freaking truth, no matter how you look at it. furthermore, yes, maybe he could have researched the situation better but now that the damage was done he has a right to hire an attorney. and also, who cares if he smokes, really. WHO CARES. he's a man, he's allowed to smoke if he wants. it's his life, not yours. i am always amused by those people who act all indignant when they see smokers like myself; do you truly believe that an insult or disapproving glare would make people quit? not likely. and don't even give me that 'second hand smoke' crap- you're not exposed to it anymore because we're not allowed to smoke anywhere inside. unless its a bar or club and then its YOUR choice to be there. bashing someone for smoking has gotten very old; it doesn't make you cool. move on to other things ktx

2479 days ago
47.

westwind    

oj`s house will be on the market soon. maybe slush can work out a deal with him.

2479 days ago
48.

Makimaus    

Biker 1957 - Aha! Someone actually still speaks English around here! I couldn't agree with you more. The ridiculous charges of deception, which could have been unraveled had either of the two 'injured' parties had bothered to check the actual property. For an individual to take on a ridiculous moniker like 'Slash', then complain he was duped? They saw you coming, babycakes.

2479 days ago
49.

ChickEpoo    

Well.......well.....who cares if he's a "legend"....or if he smokes.....or anything else
along those lines for that matter.....they are immaterial facts.... The FACT is you
NEVER RELY on what someone else TELLS you in such matters. To do so is well.....
not the brightest thing to do.... I CAN'T imagine that an agent from Sotheby's International
would be stupid enough to misrepresent a "material fact" as BLATANT as saying a
house was in a "gated community" when it was not........it would become evident as
soon as the new "owners" drove up....... But then....if the new "potential owners"
actually saw it FOR THEMSELVES they would have KNOWN..............BEFORE they
bought it........

As much time as these "Hollywood celebrities" of ANY genre spend out partying,
shopping and posing for the camera......if they don't have time to go look at any
property they might want to buy........I just don't feel a lot of sympathy for them.........

I am currently 'house shopping'......but you can believe that I troll the MLS in the
area I'm moving to and DO NOT rely on my agent there to find suitable
housing for me. Relying SOLELY on an agent to come up with potential properties
LIMITS your choices...........and I would NEVER EVER take ANYONE'S WORD "only"
that a floorplan was something I would like......I'd have to SEE it for myself ........

2479 days ago
50.

florida mom    

i am so sad :(........... GET OVER IT, take a Tums and then go eat a sandwhich. Life sucks, deal with it.

2479 days ago
51.

Darv    

Thats why you buy an owner's title policy when you purchase a house. :P Most houses out there have title problems of some sort.

And why the hell didn't he actually check it out in person before buying? He deserves it.

2479 days ago
52.

tom    

he is so cool, like the man on casualpal.com

2479 days ago
53.

LtCurry    

refreshing hearing a post board not full of Liberals blaming Bush for there own failures.
Whining and moaning about how Republicans are racist and intollerant, while they are bashing and blaming everyone with Intollerant, racial and demeaning offensive language. LOL.

2479 days ago
54.

LtCurry    

Dumb fool, who does not look at an investment like that first. Maybe he was tricked by a postcard of a local resort.

2479 days ago
55.

EVELYN    

HEY SLASH, EVER HEAR OF HOME INSPECTORS? HOW ABOUT TITLE SEARCH? WHAT I DON'T GET IS WHY EVERYONE IS THROWING HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS INTO THIS. IT'S NOT AS IF THIS COUNTRY HAS RUN AMUCK WITH INTELLIGENT REPUBLICANS... JUST LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

2479 days ago
56.

DaveRog    

These are people who had every means to be able to check out the property first for themselves. Just call a realtor in LA and have them drive by, or a friend, or (gasp) pay someone to do it.

Geez.

Oh and listing all your physical ailments kinda kills the "rock star" persona there Slash.

2479 days ago
57.

Mighty Moe    

You mean they didn't look at it or have a builder-type person check it out...DUH!!! Stupid!

2479 days ago
58.

SUN    

How about you buy a house like the rest of us? Maybe go and see your home, and the strret it is on. A private street would clearly be marked, or have a gated community.

How about hiring a home inspector to make sure your square footage is right?? Seems to me this couple just wants out of the house for other reasons, and needs to sue to get money to get out.

2479 days ago
59.

TOMMY    

I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DIDN'T TRY TO BLAME AXL ROSE FOR THIS ALSO.

2479 days ago
60.

Mikey    

Grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, worry, disappointment, nervousness, stomach disorders, backaches, loss of appetite and inability to concentrate on work.

Jack Daniels Will Cure All That And More!

2479 days ago
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