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Dita Von Teese

$5,000 Victory Over

Alleged Anti-Semite Landlord

10/19/2011 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dita Von Teese just won big in court -- because a judge has ordered the burlesquer's landlord to cough up her $5,000 security deposit ... a year after he allegedly targeted Von Teese in an anti-Semitic rant.

As TMZ previously reported, Von Teese sued her former landlord -- a guy named Lallubhai Patel -- claiming he refused to cough up her deposit when she decided to move ... then "went on Mel Gibson-like Anti-Semitic tangents, personally attacking [Dita's] Jewish managers."

Patel filed a countersuit, claiming Dita -- who's represented by attorney Keith Fink -- caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the property -- and that's why he refused to refund her deposit.

But a judge just ruled in Dita's favor by default -- finding her landlord ignored multiple court orders to provide essential information in the case. In other words, he fell off the map.

The landlord is now on notice to return Dita's $5,000 security deposit -- and once the judge enters a formal judgment in Dita's favor (a mere technicality) he'll have to pay up ... or else.

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14 COMMENTS

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v3rbth3n0un    

am i the only one who sees the irony in this?

1069 days ago
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Trevor    

What the hell is a Dita Von Teese?

1069 days ago
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dakota34    

Really? Who is this person? What does she do? She look's like an overweight Star War's wannabe...

1069 days ago
4.

cindy    

Oh Boo hoo Dita. You skanky thing.

1069 days ago
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HamptonsHarry    

She's nasty! Anyone who can up with Marilyn Manson has serious issues.

1069 days ago
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Sonia    

I cannot believe the rude comments...Dita is a beautiful woman and what she does is so different and unique from everything else that is happening in Hollywood. She is classy and an original. Ok, she did marry Manson but hey, we all make mistakes. She divorced him.

1069 days ago
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JHBorden    

Cool Marilyn Manson is making a comeback.....

1069 days ago
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2idiots    

I was at an Oscar Party last year and she was there. She's actually VERY pretty.

I love the Mel Gibson reference.

1069 days ago
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jackmama311    

not hot! is that a forehead or a billboard?

1069 days ago
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growup    

The anti-semitic landlord is simply busy at Occupy Los Angeles. Give him a break.

1069 days ago
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girl_howls    

Dita is beautiful and classy. And with an 18 inch waist she is NOT overweight. I can't believe you'd look at her pictures and say she's overweight. The corsets she wears are made to give her a classic hour glass shape. She's studying a dying art and keeping it fresh.
LONG LIVE DITA!!!!

1069 days ago

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