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Home Flipper to the Stars

Sued Over $16.5 Million Lemon

9/1/2011 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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L.A. real estate titan Sandy Gallin -- who has made untold millions selling homes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mark Burnett and Kenny G -- has been sued over a $16.5 million Bev Hills mansion he sold to one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

The man going after Gallin is Roger Birnbaum -- the head of MGM Studios -- who bought a Gallin home in 2007 ... only to discover it had more leaks than Whoopi Goldberg after a Big Gulp.

FYI -- Gallin was one of the most powerful talent managers in Hollywood before abandoning entertainment to become the most powerful house flipper in town. Gallin used to rep everyone from Dolly Parton to Barbra Streisand and even Michael Jackson.

According to Birnbaum's lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the house began to leak like a sieve last winter ... along with an unhealthy dose of dry rot, rust, and, worst of all, his wine storage room was severely damaged.

Birnbaum claims Gallin had a hand in the construction of the home -- and therefore, should be forced to pay the $500,000 in repairs and related costs to bring the mansion up to snuff.

Calls to Gallin have not been returned.


19 COMMENTS

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1.

Cujeaux    

BORING!

1057 days ago
2.

sky    

Who cares ?

1057 days ago
3.

some guy    

What's up with all these real estate stories lately?

1057 days ago
4.

Kari    

So--he's suing 4 years after buying the house? Not gonna win that one!

1057 days ago
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JimmyB    

What...This guy couldn't afford a home inspection? Pretty dumb. Only if he can PROVE the condition of the home was misrepresented by Gallin.

1057 days ago
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Carl    

I've dabbled in real estate and flipping houses and pretty much every professional flipper I've met is sketchy. Guys like me just doing a house or two as an investment are one thing, but the guys that truly do it as their main career aren't trustworthy at all.

1057 days ago
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writenow    

Could TMZ staffers work on a little Less misogynistic comments? That aside...this should be an really interesting suit as both sides ammo up pr wise.

1057 days ago
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Leeroy    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. And by 'nicer guy' I mean 'total douche bag'.

1057 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

These two totally deserve each other.

1057 days ago
10.

don juan    

AS IS...

1057 days ago
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ginny    

who cares and yet another jackass buyer, dumb ass...

1057 days ago
12.

Phil    

Shouldnt he be suing the home inspector who looked at it and said "Hey its all good"

1057 days ago
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bob    

Not surprised . Worked with him when he was a manager in the 80's and he was truly a world class dirtbag.

1057 days ago
14.

thestupid    

The guy is S***! Look at him. Pathetic. Guy needs huge coin to even get laid.

1057 days ago
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SSinOC    

Guy's probably losing his ass on the home and that's why. He would have had inspections done on the property before he bought that should have revealed any problems. Also I'm sure he got one of those home warranty scams. Four years later he figures this out? Sore loser.

1057 days ago
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