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'Precious' Star Mo'Nique

Sues Landlord

My House Smells Like Dog Crap!

12/30/2011 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Academy Award-winning "Precious" actress Mo'Nique is suing her landlords in Georgia -- demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month rental contract ...because her house smells like dog feces.

Mo'Nique filed the papers in Fulton County in response to her landlords' lawsuit -- which claims the actress bailed on her two-year lease agreement, signed in March, and owes $370,000 in unpaid rent and other charges.

But Mo says it's all crap ... literally ... insisting there's a damn good reason she's walking out on the rental contract -- the house stinks of dog feces, wet dog, and urine (of unknown origin) ... not to mention an overflowing septic tank.

But it doesn't end there -- according to Mo'Nique, the house also had a bad mold problem and the security gate was busted.

Mo'Nique claims she struck a verbal agreement with the landlords, allowing her to renege on her contract with 60 days notice because of all the problems -- but Mo' claims her landlords aren't living up to their word.

It's unclear if Mo'Nique has since moved out. Calls to both sides have not been returned.

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31.

A.M.D    

No offense to Mo"nique but didn't you notice the house spelled when you inspected it? If it didn't then maybe it's YOUR dog. It could be the septic tank too. Why do all starts with tons of money never pay their bills?

1027 days ago
32.

Malkam Dior    

I can't understand why surperstars are still renting wow...All the money that they make and some don't own anything?

1027 days ago
33.

CountryGal    

Here is another moron who got in over her head and thought she would be making the big bucks forever. Duh!! This goes for anyone who is making decent money, don't think you will be making it forever. I know someone who was making $100,000 a year last year, this year he is losing his house, cars, etc.

1027 days ago
34.

Joao    

I knew just form the headline that it was a counter suit. If things were as she claimed, there are very simple remedies. It's called contacting the health department to do***ent her allegations AND how long did she live there before she noticed the smell? Before or after she realized that she is running out of money and RENTING a house for 22,000/month to impress the folks back home probably wasn't a good idea.

1027 days ago
35.

Celebrities Suck    

it's not your house if you're paying rent..... Funny when people live in an apartment and they call it their house? Umm!

1027 days ago
36.

nrharris    

WTF is up with these stars renting? When I'm become famous, I'm staying with my parents...LMAO

1027 days ago
37.

STFU    

If MoNique's allegations are true, she should've gotten to the bottom of the problem the first 30 days of renting the place. I find it hard to believe she put up with those conditions for more than one month.

Renting something that cost 22K per month in GA should be on the level of a mini mansion.

1027 days ago
38.

nrharris    

These pics are as old as white dog crap! That woman has lost a lot of weight.

1027 days ago
39.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

"My House Smells Like Dog Crap!" Ot JUST Might be that unwhipable/reachable fat azzz you be trailin' behind you momma...

1027 days ago
40.

get a life ho    

The dog smell excuse won't hold up in court and is a joke of an excuse to break the lease .

The smell likely was her own breathe . As far as any verbal agreement modification of the lease is concerned is laughable because all stardardized written rental agreements have a provisons that state any modifications MUST BE IN WRITING .

My guess is that she realized she's not a big star and just BIG and cant afford the rent so she bailed. END OF STORY

Tuff luck for her .

1027 days ago
41.

504nune    

Darling Mo'Nique... doesn't matter the social status or the color of the skin NONE OF US LIKE TO PAY OUR BILLS! but child, come on, if you have enough cash to keep that ton of a figure you can sure try to pay-up and not come-up with that LAME ASS excuse!! Jajaja "my house smells like ****!!" come on just FLUSH YOUR TOILET!

1027 days ago
42.

Luz    

Did the house smelled like dog poop when she went to see it?
Then she should have turn around and find something else. Does she own a dog? If she does, and the house smells like dog's poop is because she doesn't clean after it. She should be more considerate and have a company come and clean and sanitize the house. If she can pay such a ridiculous amount for a rental, she can afford to have it professionally cleaned.

1027 days ago
43.

natureBoy007    

WOW! Seems like the character she often plays has become a REALITY! Giving her an "OSCAR" has obviously gone to her head. Wish Gabrielle would have won for that role. Although it's still hard for me to watch.

1027 days ago
44.

NastyBoil    

This is what happens when you are to fat to wipe your ass . ******** .

1027 days ago
45.

Sincerity    

From what I've read, Mo'Nique has always had a somewhat "nasty" attitude and being "BOOTED" off BET only underscores it's time for her to change the way she deals with people, in general. A few years ago, I met someone who had a relative who worked for this woman and doing so wasn't easy. The current economic realties "AREN'T" favorable for demanding "DRAMA QUEENS"!!! Mo'Nique "OVER PLAYED" her hand "professionally" -- NOW SHE WANTS TO "PLAY" HER LANDLORD!!! She needs to "WOMAN UP", "amicably" settle this dispute with her landlord and "REIGN IN" her "OVER THE TOP" sense of "ENTITLEMENT"!!! African American performers come a "DIME A DOZEN" and she's "NOT" that much "IN DEMAND"!!! Sistah please "WAKE UP" and see things as they "REALLY" are!!!

1027 days ago
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