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Scarlett Johansson's Mother

Dealing with Money Problems

Since ScarJo Fired Her

1/8/2012 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Scarlett Johansson's mother had to back out of a recent apartment purchase because she couldn't get a mortgage ... and her money troubles can be traced back to ScarJo dropping her as manager, so says a new report. 

Melanie Sloan filed a lawsuit in New York last month to try and get back the $130,000 down payment she put down on an apartment in Manhattan. According to the lawsuit, the deal to buy the apartment included a provision which stated if Sloan could not secure a mortgage commitment by a certain date, the deal was voided and her down payment should be returned.

Sloan claims she did her part, and notified the seller she couldn't get the deal done, but they have failed to return her down payment.

Sloan served as ScarJo's manager until November 2009, when ScarJo dropped her for more powerful management. According to the NY Post, Sloan's accountant told the seller's of the apartment that losing her daughter as a client was a damaging blow to her financial situation.

The sellers claim Sloan said she was still making money off deals she signed for Scarlett, but they now believe they were misled and tell the Post they feel Sloan acted in bad faith and is not entitled to get her down payment back.

Sloan's lawsuit also seeks an additional $20,000 in attorney's fees.

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1.

Shauna     

Yawn

998 days ago
2.

Bobo Frog    

Her mom is hot.

998 days ago
3.

Canadasux    

What's up with this post, TMZ? You started this out as if Scarlett Johansson's mom's apartment purchase fell through because Johansson dropped her mom very recently as the star's manager. Then, you wrote that Johansson dropped her mom as manager over two years ago! Please hire web people who have taken Journalism and English classes in college!

998 days ago
4.

timid    

Pay the lady her money - now.

998 days ago
5.

stu    

She's still ur mama ScarJo. Y not pay the mortgage off for mama?

998 days ago
6.

Kari    

SLOW NEWS DAY?

998 days ago
7.

Lisa G    

Wow!! She got her looks from her Mama. They could be sisters.

998 days ago
8.

VladZu    

Parent of celebrity does not equal celebrity. Therefore, who gives a ****?

998 days ago
9.

Simone    

I didn't realize that ScarHO was Jewish.

998 days ago
10.

static    

That's pretty cold to break your own mom off.

998 days ago
11.

StevenB    

Ever considered, you know, getting a job that isn't mooching off you kid?

998 days ago
12.

timid    

Pay the lady her money - now.

998 days ago
13.

John 8:32    

APARTMENT SELLER : GIVE HER BACK HER MONEY !!

SCARLETT - YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MOTHER... TAKE CARE OF HER !!

998 days ago
14.

Betty    

I cannot imagine NOT helping my mother if I were able to do so, about or with ANYTHING. She is no longer here but the thought of her needing help and me ever turning a blind eye to her makes me sick. She should be ashamed!

998 days ago
15.

Scotty    

Children are not supposed to support their parents financially. Having said that, Melanie Sloan raised a pigeon toed slut with zero talent! How did she get all of her roles?

998 days ago
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