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Sylvester Stallone

I Got SCREWED By a Con Man

... Thanks to Lisa Vanderpump

4/9/2012 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sylvester Stallone and Lisa Vanderpump
Sylvester Stallone
claims he was victimized by an "incompetent con man" who bilked him out of $1.4 million in a "shameful" home repair scheme ... and Sly claims he never would have gotten involved with the guy if it wasn't for Lisa Vanderpump

Stallone has declared legal war on a Mohamed Hadid -- claiming the guy is an "unscrupulous, unlicensed predator" posing as a qualified general contractor. 

In his lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court by legal pit bull Marty Singer, Stallone claims he hired Hadid to perform high-quality work on his L.A. mansion in 2009 ... after receiving a glowing recommendation from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump.

Instead, Stallone claims, he was left with "inexpensive, damaged deteriorating and uneven cabinetry and malfunctioning appliances" ... among other things.

Stallone claims Hadid charged him more than $10k for a "high quality wooden kitchen island" ... but instead he installed a "cheap wood veneer/plywood product that is defective and virtually worthless."

Stallone says Hadid also installed an inoperable and unsafe fire pit, an incomplete and unsafe air conditioning system ... and he claims the glass work on the house also sucked.

"Far from the top quality job promised, Hadid's work was riddled with defects, abysmal quality and poor workmanship."

Now, Stallone wants all of his money back ... plus damages ... and warns, "If you want to hire an incompetent con man to do construction, then Mohamed Hadid is your man."

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3:36PM PST: Lisa Vanderpump tells TMZ, Sly and Hadid did indeed meet socially through her, but she added, "They're old enough to make their own decisions."

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16.

Mikey    

Hey Rocky, take em to the zoo, I hear they like the zoo.

841 days ago
17.

Carl    

Doesn't sound like an incompetent con man. He seems pretty successful to me! Also, if Stallone and his entourage can't do something as simple as check to see if a contractor is licensed then he deserves what he gets.

841 days ago
18.

Justin    

Did a 4 year old write this?? Where's the rest of the story?? You said he got into it because of Lisa but then just left out how.

841 days ago
19.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Poor Sly has had lot of surgery, and is pumped up with all kinds drugs, he's just hanging on with a fingernail.

841 days ago
20.

Keith    

I like Sly's quote, "...an incompetent con man."

Since the guy took him for $1.4 million, I would call him pretty competent.

841 days ago
21.

Jay W.     

Hey Balboa... brake his thumbs !

841 days ago
22.

get a life ho    

If you weren't happy with the job why did you pay for it in the first place ?

Sounds like buyers remorse .,.,,.,

Sounds like this guy worked under someone elses license ???? EIther way you dont continue with remodel project after project unless you happy with the work .,.,

841 days ago
23.

Throwback kid    

Stallone also got screwed by his plastic surgeon! he actually paid money for that facelift? Yikes!

841 days ago
24.

Missy    

Mohamed Hadid is the same guy who is guest starring on both REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS and SHAHS OF SUNSET. TrouBling if he is not a licensed contractor. Hopefully the State of California takes appropriate action against Mohamed Hadid so Sly doesn't have to pull out his GOLD GUN and take Mohamed matters into his own hands ;-))

841 days ago
25.

Jordan    

Maybe sly is running out of money and he needs that $1.4mill back Sly have you ever herd of a contract and finding out if the guy is a licence contractor before handing him over $1. Did you think about the pay as you go system and if you are not happy with the work make him do it till he gets it right and don't give him more money. Can we sue sylvester stallone for being an incompetent actor. Sly I think you are going to loose.

841 days ago
26.

minnietx    

That Mohamed always looks like a shady character on the Beverly Hillbilly Housewives, he seems to only be in America to probably take advantage of trusting people because he knows americans have money and like to see the good side of people.
Sly puhleeze!!!! that guy even looks like a phony, plus the goofy guy (his project manager) that looks like a throw back from Goodfellas....good for you for filing a lawsuit this guy needs to be run out of town he has cheated many people...

841 days ago
27.

JW    

I guess the con-man wasn't so incompetent if he took Stallone for $1.4M....and would you really admit that?? Especially publicly!!! Did he think people would feel sorry for him being supposedly taken? Lisa Vanderpump (and Giggy) are correct - he made his own decisions. FOOL.

841 days ago
28.

Dani82000    

Ha! this is the same loser from Shahs of Sunset....

841 days ago
29.

Jhiker    

All that for $10,000? WTF? That sounds like it should have cost $30,000 at least. If it sounds to good to be true......

841 days ago
30.

Vanessa    

acusing my dear friend Lisa Vanderpump that is so wrong Mr Stallone what is wrong with you the woman is a complete darling angel you definetely need Jesus mr Stallone....smdh..!

841 days ago
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