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World-Record Powerlifter -- The $25,000 Accusation

7/8/2011 1:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He holds the record for a 715-pound bench press, but badass powerlifter Scot Mendelson hasn't been pulling his own weight -- at least according to his landlord, who claims Scot owes him over $25,000.

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According to the lawsuit, filed recently in L.A. County Superior Court, Scot rented out space for a gym in L.A. last year -- called Xert -- but failed to pay portions of the rent from January 2011 to June, including taxes and fees ... totaling $25,651.07.

Scot's landlord claims he gave the muscleman 3 days notice last month -- to pay up or get the hell out -- but Scot hasn't budged ... and STILL owes the full sum.

Now, the landlord claims Scot's unlawfully squatting on the property -- and he wants him to pay the piper, stat ... plus $325 for each day Scot continues to occupy the property.

0707_scott_mendelson_launchUPDATE: A rep for Mendelson tells TMZ he forked over $4,000 for June's rent and that he and the landlord worked out a deal -- if Mendelson moves out by the end of the month, the landlord will drop the suit.

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13 COMMENTS

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1.

RJ Hunt    

Hey do you think this guy does "roids"???

1113 days ago
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MYOPINIONMATTERSMORETHENYOURS    

First

1113 days ago
3.

Anthony    

Steroids is a hell of a drug

1113 days ago
4.

DJ    

Chickpeas for balls.

1112 days ago
5.

Tammy    

His record is for RAW Bench Press...

1112 days ago
6.

EastCoastChopper    

When you inject a water-glass dose of Decca every other day, it's hard to pay dat rent.

1112 days ago
7.

Woot    

"DJ 5 hours ago

Chickpeas for balls."

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Omg, you made me pee!!!!

1112 days ago
8.

Woot    

Ooh, poor guy has those icky body tumors. Hope the chemo works.

1112 days ago
9.

Rick James    

Anthony 9 hours ago

Steroids is a hell of a drug
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No Cocaine is a hell of a drug

1112 days ago
10.

peter    

Couldnt happen to a nicer guy. I know this AS**** and he is a real piece of trash. Treats everyone around him like **** and is the playground bully you dont want to be on his bad side. I hope he goes to jail.

1112 days ago
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todd lee    

Ive met this guy many times a few years ago and he was really cool.


HEY SCOT:
You helped me move my gun safe in my bail bonds office about 8 years ago.

Thanks again
-todd

1112 days ago
12.

T-FreshNJ    

What a bunch of haters. U all go out take some juice and try benching 715. Make sure to have TMZ there so the world can see u get crushed by the bar as it caves your chest in!

1110 days ago
13.

justis    

His bench record is for a Raw bench which is no bench shirt. The world bench record with shirt is Ryan Kennelly from the state of Washington with 1075 yes over half a ton. And I would like to add the black women reporters you have are both sexxee (sexy)

861 days ago

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