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'Fast and Furious' Badass

I'm the REAL Victim

in Hermes Ladies Purse Scam

2/14/2012 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The gun-toting, Vin Diesel-hating villain from "The Fast and The Furious" is now a major player in the dangerous world of women's fashion accessories ... and TMZ has learned he's now at the center of a lawsuit involving the most COVETED purse on the planet.

Rick Yune -- who played Asian gang leader Johnny Tran in the 2001 flick -- is being sued by a husband and wife duo from London who claim they struck a deal with Yune to buy 10 Hermes Birkin handbags in October 2011.

MANSLATION: The Hermes Birkin bags are the Holy Grail of hand bags ... famously prized by Samantha in "Sex and the City" ... and with a super-long waiting list, they're virtually IMPOSSIBLE to obtain.

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The London couple claim they wired Yune $198k for the first 8 bags ... and promised to pay him another $95k for 2 additional bags upon delivery.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, the couple claims they NEVER got the bags ... and Yune never returned their cash. The Brits are suing for their money back ... plus damages.

But Yune is calling BS ... a rep for the actor tells TMZ the actor insists he DID deliver the bags to a man who works for the couple ... and Yune believes that particular employee ran off with the goods.

The rep adds, "Rick is not only a very successful actor and businessman, he is one of the most honest people out there. It's a shame someone is trying to tarnish his name and he has fallen victim to a scam."

42 COMMENTS

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1.

GOD    

Yawn...

918 days ago
2.

2012 SUN_THE_GHOST    

someone is lieing the chinese dude is famous why would he steal it!!!www.reverbnation.com/suntheghost

918 days ago
3.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Wow. The stupid sh** people with too much money buy is ridiculous. I honestly couldn't tell it apart from any $15 bag you'd see at a Walmart or Target. People buy dumb sh**.

918 days ago
4.

msladysta    

There a 4 month old baby that had a stroke playing piano on youtube.com

918 days ago
5.

VictoriaGirl    

This guy is an actor, where would he get 10 purses from and why would he be selling purses to anyone, let alone people in London? Am I missing something?

918 days ago
6.

croc    

I would not want that ugly pink purse
suri wouldnt even want that pepto bismal cheap looking thing.

918 days ago
7.

UPYOURS    

Guess I am just not "with it". That is one ugly purse and I wouldn't wear it to a dog fight.

918 days ago
8.

Bobo Frog    

A Herpes handbag? Daaaaaaaaaaammmnnnn...

918 days ago
9.

Sassy    

Since he is an actor, his wait was probably shorter than their's and he was trying to help them (friends? or friends of a friend?) out to get some of those purses quicker, though wanting that many is weird. Are they authorized resellers? Were the bags going to be stocking stuffers? Bet Rick wishes he didn't bother now. Involvement in a weird purse scam is not something he wants attached to his clean image.

On another note, he is gorgeous! Yummy!

918 days ago
10.

guest    

We just saw the Asian woman steal Whitney's memorial flowers. This is what Asian people do. They are con-artists. This guy just looks guilty. He did it. He scamed them. This is the Asian M.O. They do all kinds of scams regarding high-end bags. The Asians are the one counterfeiting all the high end bags. I hope that London couple gets treble damages.

918 days ago
11.

gd45    

TMZ do some research for once in your pathetic existance, this is the bad guy from tokoyo drift, his character in that movie never once meet's vin diesel's character.

Seriously, whoever you pay to fact check should be fired, they're clearly a ****ing moron.

918 days ago
12.

Carl    

Something seems odd since those bags go for $3000-60...00 normally. This would be $30,000 per bag!

918 days ago
13.

Steinberg    

Hermie's is short for Hermaphrodite.

Just saying

918 days ago
14.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I had purse I bought at JCPenny for $15, a few years back, people gave me compliments on it all the time. Designer labels don't mean anything.

918 days ago
15.

w    

paying a fine*

918 days ago
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