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Bruce Willis Accused of $27,700 Rug Burn

5/7/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Willis in lawsuit over a $27,700 rugBruce Willis is accused of murdering a $27,700 rug -- and according to a lawsuit, his weapon of choice was red wine.

The alleged victim is a handmade wool and silk rug that Willis' interior designer selected from Mansour, a fine rug store in L.A.

According to a lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the rug people delivered the goods to Bruce's L.A. pad back in December in perfect condition. They even gave the actor a 10% discount -- but they made it clear, "All sales are final."

Fast forward nearly 6 weeks -- after Bruce had the rug altered a few inches -- the rug store claims Bruce suddenly wanted to return the rug ... even though he hadn't yet paid for it.

But when the rug people came to collect, according to the lawsuit, the rug had been stained by "spilled or dripped red wine."

According to the docs, Mansour claims Bruce's people claim they didn't cause the wine damage -- but the rug people claim the stains definitely didn't exist when they originally delivered it.

Now, Mansour claims they're stuck with a stained rug -- and they want Bruce and his people to pay for it ... full price!!

Bruce's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ his client never purchased the rug ... it was delivered to his home on consignment. And, Singer says, the rug wasn't damaged or dirty but Willis still offered to clean it. Singer calls the suit "ridiculous."

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Shortnsaszy    

Come on Bruce, just pay for the darn rug. You can afford it and it was in your home. I would of never expected behavior like this from you.

1631 days ago
32.

Anon    

+ Team Rug People



This sounds like a vendor that was happy to do business with Willis and he took advantage of them. Note to other vendors: Make him pay in advance

1631 days ago
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Butterfly    

JUDGING BY THE NAME OF THE STORE, I believe this rug is a very fine handmade oriental worth every bit of $27,000. particularly with silk running throughout the pattern. Some also have real gold threads running through. I am puzzled how Mr Willis could have the rug "altered a little" and spilling red wine on such a rug only indicates how sloppy he is and probably would even wipe his shoes on it. This makes no sense to me at all. There is something very wrong, here, and I hope the store wins. I don't see how they can lose but then, he is a Hollywood celebrity, isn't he.

1631 days ago
34.

angeleyes    

Bruce pay for the rug! No store puts a rug in your home on consignment - you are not a store in your home - whether you or your guests spilled wine or some other substance on the rug - you had it altered and at best you had 30 days to pay for it -
This is a fair price for such a rug - and your payment is long overdue -
What a bunch of wankers you celebrity types seem to be - regressing to the apes instead of evolving into more civilized humans - Man up to your responsibilities and pay your bills!

1631 days ago
35.

Justine07    

Ah, the trials & tribulations of the rich 'n famous! Why would you pay that much for something that people walk on?

1631 days ago
36.

Joe    

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!! Who would return a carpet after staining it with your PENIS???????

1631 days ago
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