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Rihanna Sues:

I Got Duped into

Buying a Crappy Mansion

8/31/2011 4:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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When you drop $6.9 million on a Beverly Hills mansion ... you expect a quality place -- but Rihanna claims all she got was a leaky piece of crap ... and she's blaming the woman she bought the home from for allegedly lying to her. 

Rihanna just filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming she bought a 2-story home in Bev Hills in 2009 for $6.9 mil ... after the seller claimed she was not aware of any major defects with the property.

But Rihanna claims the woman was lying -- and knew about all sorts of problems with the home ... including numerous waterproofing defects, evidence of water intrusion and other construction defects.

According to the docs, Rihanna's home was hit by a "moderate rainstorm" in January 2010 ... but because of the defects, water leaked into multiple rooms ... causing some serious damage.

Rihanna claims she got screwed -- because "the actual value of the property at the time of purchase, taking into consideration the extensive construction defects ... was millions of dollars less" than the price she paid for it.

Rihanna is now suing the former owner ... along with the inspector, the real estate agents involved with the sale, and engineers who worked on the house.

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269 COMMENTS

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76.

Abe    

Hey April:

What the hell is a realator?

x

1048 days ago
77.

huppmoile    

Way to play the 'victim' card. Skank. Fact.

1048 days ago
78.

t jam     

REAL ESTATE BROKERS ARE JUST LIKE CAR SALES MEN SKUM ,,

WHEN YOU USE A BROKER YOU JUST GO BROKER !

1048 days ago
79.

BaadBoy    

Poor Rihanna, she needs her umberella ella ella ella... Aaa?

1048 days ago
80.

OBS    

What, are people with too much money also too stupid to get an inspection before buying? This is ridiculous. Think about the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of Americans who lost their homes in the past couple of years - and compare to this airhead and her 'problems'.

1048 days ago
81.

NavyBoy    

Hahaha Rihanna has SOOOO many haters. Keep it up retards, the more you diss her and write garbage about her, the more you PROVE that she is a hot topic and that stories about her will generate revenue for TMZ.com making Rihanna more famous!!!! Now from the actual report (which half you ******* didn't even bother to research) shows that shes suing the PROPERTY INSPECTOR and The REAL ESTATE company. So she DID have someone check the property out and they lied and said that it was defect free. Now carry on with your hating, Justin Beiber just overtook Rihanna as the most talked about celeb on the web and I want her back at #1.

1048 days ago
82.

Kabala    

Didn't she have the home inspected? All the more reason if you're dumping millions into the property. Isn't it mandatory in CA?

1048 days ago
83.

Kabala    

Oops - never mind - I see in the very last sentence of the article Rhianna had it inspected. Not a well written article, TMZ.

1048 days ago
84.

Marsh    

The house was inspected before she purchased it because she's also sueing the inspector DUH

1048 days ago
85.

dropped    

what classy people tmz has commenting!

1048 days ago
86.

Northerner    

didnt this dumb **** get an inspection before laying out all the cash like your supposed to do?

1048 days ago
87.

CC    

It sucks when you have so much money you throw it away on 'impulse' buys. It really sucks when you don't have enough money that it doesn't matter. I guess it's 'really sucking' for Rihanna!!!!

1048 days ago
88.

Seacrest is a Shorty    

Maybe she just realized how much LESS her home is worth in 2011 than it was a few years ago...? Maybe the bank told her when she was trying to take some money out of her equity? Welcome to the real world.

1048 days ago
89.

Slick    

What happened with the home inspection. I'd go after the person that inspected the home. For 6.9 million, that inspector should have gone over it with a fine tooth comb.

1048 days ago
90.

Kaytee    

Apparently about 90% of the people that commented on this story cannot read. SHE HAD THE HOUSE INSPECTED! The INSPECTOR is one of the people being sued! SHEEEEEEEEEEESH people! Unreal...

1048 days ago
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