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Diddy to Landlord -- You're Costing Me Millions!

12/30/2009 9:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The storefront of the Sean John store in New York City is quite impressive ... or at least it was, according to a new lawsuit -- and now the company that runs Diddy's clothing line is suing the people who allegedly messed it up.

Diddy

According to a lawsuit filed in New York, Diddy's company -- Christian Casey LLC -- leased a portion of a ground floor building on Fifth Avenue in NYC for its flagship clothing store.

Diddy lawyers claim sometime in 2006 the building owners put up sidewalk scaffolding and just left it there -- sending Sean John sales down the toilet -- down nearly 50%.

They claim the scaffolding "substantially obstructed the view of the clothing and furnishings displayed in the ground floor windows."

Team Diddy is suing for $2.5 mil in damages ... minimum. FYI, that's roughly 12,500 bottles of Cristal -- minimum.

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Debby    

Don't you know that if somebody wanted to go in there to actually buy something they would find a way, scaffold or not. Anything to try and get money for nothing - as usual with these kind of people. Take, take and take some more. Take as much as you can for doing as little as you can. Makes me sick.

1760 days ago
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dr fred    

I agree it should be removed...but ..

I want to know was there any other effort or attempt to have it removed ,,before civil action..
It seems even the most incompetent of companies would simply remove the scaffold rather than risk a lawsuit

1760 days ago
3.

balls    

balls

1760 days ago
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balls    



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1760 days ago
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RabbleRouser    

So I guess Diddy doesn't think the recession has anything to do with declining sales?

1760 days ago
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Bolivar    

I'll comment.
Not a big "Diddy" fan, but repect his hussel. He brought the streets to 5th Ave and made it work...he has one of the nicest stores on the block. If you don't know where it is..you'll never find it. He should sue.

1760 days ago
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IRS    

HE IS AS GREEDY AND CORRUPT AS IT GETS!!! THIS IS WHY THE USA SUCKS!!! GREED!

1760 days ago
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mikefann    

Hip hoppers dont drink Cristal no more the owner is racist
Ace of spade is whats it.

1760 days ago
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sleeper    

**yawn** this bonehead should have never been famous in the first place.

1760 days ago
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Pierce Aero    

Tell me again why they call him "Puff"?

1760 days ago
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urmomvagina    

diddy go f yourself..your clothes suck, ever think of that!!

1760 days ago
12.

John    

Diddy is a fraud and a horrible businessman.

1760 days ago
13.

Bemused    

Not to worry: I recently walked past the store and, intrigued by a line of clothing 'inspired' (designed? commissioned? endorsed?) by Diddy, I surveyed the threads in the display windows. It's all vulgar crap. What a shock.

1760 days ago
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www.laduidefenseteam.com    

Since half of NY is always under construction and covered in scaffolding, I don't think Diddy's sales dipped because of the location. More than likely Diddy overestimated the budgets of the people who would actually want to buy his clothing or furnishings.

1760 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

We is sick of hiz crapola.

1760 days ago
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