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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."

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16.

w    

yeah and that bag is dog chit ugly

980 days ago
17.

Kabala    

Women want to carry this ****e?

980 days ago
18.

patty    

dumb question, buy how much is a hermes bag??? and why didn't they buy where live, they hermes, just like they have tffanies and all the rodeo shops

980 days ago
19.

Superman    

looks like a stupid design for an ugly purse.

980 days ago
20.

OooooNooo!    

Eat the rich

980 days ago
21.

Boogie     

You can't force the man to purchase those bags....GET OVER IT LAMES.

980 days ago
22.

Mork12    

that is one fugly purse

980 days ago
23.

fionahills    

I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it.

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980 days ago
24.

FNR    

Am I missing something here because that bag is awful looking, whats the issue again?! oh never mind I dont care

980 days ago
25.

Jackie    

HUH!!!..He's an actor...what has he got to do with delivering bags in UK. And Hermes is shops in Europe. so this sound fishy.

980 days ago
26.

Max    

Said "ugly purse" takes even 48 hours to be made, has incredible details and refining and can cost up to 50k depending on the type of leather you choose.. Those of you who say a $15 dollar Wallmart bag looks better than that clearly have poor taste (and I'm pretty sure eat at Mc Donald's)..
As for the rich people who need to spend their money on charity and feeding the homeless, as advised by some of you, instead of buying luxury goods, I can confirm that they DO charity AND, at the same time, BUY whatever the **** they want with the money THEY earned..
Burn!

980 days ago
27.

PG    

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."

Maybe years ago that was true, but if Reality "Stars" like the KockROACHES and the Jersey Slores can obtain them, they have lost all class.

980 days ago
28.

whocares    

because of weak minded people they can sell these bags

980 days ago
29.

jwoolman    

Yikes. The first 8 bags cost almost 25K each, the last two bags would have been almost 48K each. My house is assessed at about 20K (granted, it's not much more roomier than a purse...).
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Is this just a rich people thing, where they have the cash so might as well spend it? Like Charlie Sheen's 500K watch? Or perchance was there something else to be delivered inside those purses?
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But money is never wasted unless you burn it, since ultimately it ends up paying people like the rest of us so we can pay our bills. So the rich can buy whatever they want at whatever price they want and it's not really wasteful. Just wondering how a functional item like a purse could sell for so much. I'd be afraid to walk out of the house with it.

980 days ago
30.

Throwback kid    

It's a good thing he didn't rip Vin Diesel off, Diesel would have pummeled this pie face just like he did at Race Wars! Diesel rulz!

979 days ago
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