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Paramount Exec

I’m Suing Flooring Company

For Walking All Over Me

12/4/2011 5:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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One of Hollywood's biggest music execs just wanted new carpeting in his home ... but he allegedly ended up getting the rug pulled out from underneath him.

Randy Spendlove -- who oversees all music for Paramount and won a Grammy for the “Chicago” soundtrack -- says he paid $8,200 to a man in January 2009 to install flooring in his home, but instead the guy ran off with the money ... so now he's suing.

According to the lawsuit, soon after Mark Jerold Sperling cashed the check, he informed Spendlove he would be, well, spending “the money for other things” -- and if the music exec wanted his dough back, he should go “ask Bush for the money.” (At the time, Dubya's presidency had just ended).

TMZ spoke with a source close to Sperling who tells us his company has been hit hard by the recession, and although he wanted to pay back those whom he owed money to ... he just didn't have the funds.

Spendlove is seeking his $8,200 back, plus attorney fees and costs ... not to mention 10 percent interest.

Maybe Sperling should ask Obama for the money?

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mebrat24    

It takes him 3 years to file a suit against this guy, what was the hold up.

1054 days ago
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static    

Hire reputable people and don't pay until the job is done meathead.

1054 days ago
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Trix LaRue    

Ummm....this kind of stuff happens all the time to regular people...what's the big deal? Sue him. You'll never see the money anyway....Angies list!

1054 days ago
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StephenF    

This could very well be criminal fraud, as it seems the man may have taken the money with the full intent of not providing what was purchased. This goes beyond simply running into money problems with one's business. Call the district attorney's office.

1054 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

So some suit got screwed out of $8g's worth of construction work 3 years ago and for some inexplicable reason this is BREAKING NEWS on TMZ today ?.

Talk about a slow news day...

1054 days ago
6.

jeff    

What next Mcdonalds forgot to put pickles on kim kardashians big mac. What made tmz fun was the THREE STOOGES! hilton, spears, and lohan.

1054 days ago
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Stiletto    

Hey...He needs that money for lunch tomorrow!

1054 days ago
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Christina G.    

This would not have happened if he had hired an illegal.

1054 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

Sounds like he was trying to save a buck by hiring a guy "on the side" and got what he paid for.

1054 days ago
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bj brigham    

IS THAT SpERLING CARPETS IN SHERMAN OAKS

1054 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

1054 days ago
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who dat    

Who's the tard at tmz that posted this story? Did you leave a terminal open and the janitor logged a post. Fire whomever posted this, It's WEAK.

1053 days ago
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longagain    

???? Why is this on the site? Does Harvey owe this guy money or is he trying to date him or something so he's going to impress him by posting him on TMZ? Something is up...

1053 days ago
14.

Omri    

Shame that a small number of people make things so hard for the rest of us!!!!

http://nazmiyalantiquerugs.com/

1053 days ago

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