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Rod Stewart Sued

Cruel Act of Wardrobe

9/26/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rod Stewart's latest wedding is at the center of a $7,500 lawsuit -- and we're told the biggest gripe is over custom clothes the singer ordered for his nuptials ... but allegedly never paid for.

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Designer Karen Mathews filed papers recently in L.A. Small Claims Court -- obtained by TMZ -- claiming Stewart ordered $7,500 worth of custom threads for several events in 2007, including his wedding to model Penny Lancaster ... but never fully covered the damage.

Karen's rep tells TMZ, “The clothes were never payed for in full and [Rod] kept the rest of the clothes without ever returning what hadn’t been payed for" -- adding, Karen hasn't had a problem like this in 30 years ... which "speaks for itself.”

But Stewart's rep claims the singer is a victim of unintelligent design -- telling TMZ, "[Stewart's wedding suit] wasn't produced on time and was ill-fitting and totally unusable.  He had to buy a proper suit at the last minute."

A court date has been set for November.

12 COMMENTS

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1.

Cartman    

Why is a silly vendor dispute news? Rod Stewart doesn't deserve this type of mud thrown his way.

1387 days ago
2.

Patrick    

How about checking your grammar!!!!!

1387 days ago
3.

pam    

If it was "ill fitting" and he couldn't "use it".....why didn't he return it in a timely manner? Pay up dead beat Stewart! I don't understand why these "celebrities" think they don't have to pay their bills!

1387 days ago
4.

Lee Timmer    

@ Patrick. No doubt. "Payed for?" Give me a break!

1386 days ago
5.

Mooshoo    

Boo freakin Hoo

1386 days ago
6.

Kate    

paid - Go back to school, people.

1386 days ago
7.

eyes r rolling    

Hated him since a concert incident in the mid 70's and his whiney egotistical ways. We'd spent HOURS in the hot sun waiting for him at a festival concert at Anaheim Stadium. We arrived super early to get close to the stage on the field and sat through all the other bands in the hot sun. When he finally came out, his orchestra's bus had broken down so it was just him and his core band. The crowd was loving it anyway. After two songs he asked how it sounded - the crowd cheered wildly and held up lighters and even torches made of programs, but he said something to the effect of "Sh*t on you, right?" Then he turned and knocked over an amp and stormed off in a temper tantrum never to return. A complete A*S*S. Ever since then I turn to another station when he comes on.

1385 days ago
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eyes r rolling    

Hated him since a concert incident in the mid 70's and his whiney egotistical ways. We'd spent HOURS in the hot sun waiting for him at a festival concert at Anaheim Stadium. We arrived super early to get close to the stage on the field and sat through all the other bands in the hot sun. When he finally came out, his orchestra's bus had broken down so it was just him and his core band. The crowd was loving it anyway. After two songs he asked how it sounded - the crowd cheered wildly and held up lighters and even torches made of programs, but he said something to the effect of "Sh*t on you, right?" Then he turned and knocked over an amp and stormed off in a temper tantrum never to return. A complete A*S*S. Ever since then I turn the radio when he comes on.

1385 days ago
9.

eyes r rolling    

Hated him since a concert incident in the mid 70's and his whiney egotistical ways. We'd spent HOURS in the hot sun waiting for him at a festival concert at Anaheim Stadium. He was the headliner. We arrived super early to get close to the stage on the field and sat through all the other bands in the hot sun. When he finally came out, his orchestra's bus had broken down so it was just him and his core band. The crowd was loving it anyway. After two songs he asked how it sounded - the crowd cheered wildly and held up lighters and even torches made of programs, but he said something to the effect of "**** on you, right?" Then he turned and knocked over an amp and stormed off in a temper tantrum never to return. A complete A*S*S. Ever since then I turn the radio when he comes on.

1385 days ago
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eyes r rolling    

Sorry everyone... meant to only post once, but I guess even if you don't click to confirm and delete the previous ones, when you submit a new one with changes they still print them all. :(

1385 days ago
11.

CN    

Cant stand the old geezer..Him and his 4--7 foot tall blond broads..His women keep having babies and he didnt take care of the first 2..Now he is all mr dad ..he makes me sick and I never ever liked his music..hes a lucky chap though

1385 days ago
12.

lydia    

Rod has been knowen to be cheap he doesnt want to pay because hes special and feels he should get it for nothing,His songs are over and its time to retire.

1193 days ago

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