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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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61.

Bill Leslie    

no surprise - Arabs lie.

737 days ago
62.

just because    

who would let her be in charge of your money

737 days ago
63.

nancy Jones    

Sounds like he was a competent con man to me, after all he got away with the money.

737 days ago
64.

road_angel    

Team Stallone

All you nay sayers bashing Stallone saying he should have known is Bull S**t . Any one of you could have been scammed as well. if not by this something else in your life. And I'm sure its happened but of course none of you will admit it. Easy to jump on the band wagon and make noise. But millions of people a year get scammed . Guaranteed many of you from this message board alone have been scammed in one way or the other in your life. So stop taking the all mighty approach that I know better than you attitude. Someone from the comment board said Hadid is known in la and especially bev hills as being a complete and total s***bag. the guy would do good work for lisa to get recomendations then once he has the job cuts corrners.

Also Stallone had the work done in 2009 probably while he was making the Expendables and he wasn't there to oversee the cheap workmanship Hadid did. Only over time when things started falling apart and hasn't stood up to quality workmanship. Probably one to many times Stallone has probably had enough of this guys crappy work and he has every right to be mad. He's human I would be peeved off to. Whether it was 5 grand or 5 million a job big or small should come with quality. Mr. Stallone is doing justice for many others who have been burned as well. People in hollywood who have been burned by this idiot should ban together and sue him. Marty go sick em !

737 days ago
65.

Norman     

Hrer is a guy making tens of millions of dollars a yar, and yet cannot hire perutibke contractors and pay a bit more money for quality work. This is just a way of getting publicity so the ublic doesnt forget him. Way to go Sly.

737 days ago
66.

Rocky Spirit    

Life is a battle. Always keep your hands up and protect yourself. That's the Rocky Spirit. www.rockyspirit.org

737 days ago
67.

Azzkicker    

Why would sly listen to this talentless, vacuous ninny? Any woman that's on a program that begins with "The Real..." is an attention whoring bimbo...

737 days ago
68.

JOHN     

YO......PHILLY, STREET SMART......RIGHT.....YOU F```ING, MOPE, LOOKS GOOD ON,YOU... GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A``! DAAAAAA....

737 days ago
69.

Socrates    

I am sorry to hear that, Sylvester, however, you have screwed us a lot with bad movies.

737 days ago
70.

Mike    

You guys spelled the word "billed" wrong.

737 days ago
71.

LAN ASTASLEM    

serves ya right for doing business with a moooslime!

737 days ago
72.

the Blinding    

Good. Sly Stallone is a PEDOPHILE and ANIMAL ABUSER. Read THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES by BRICE TAYLOR. He forced her and her underage daughter to have perverted sex with him and film PORN with dolphins.

736 days ago
73.

jessica    

This guy has also starred on Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset"

736 days ago
74.

MjR    

I dont' knwo but I see nothing saying he pasd 1.4 mil like most of you are saying. He is out 10thousand. the 1.4 million is for damamges Stallone says he wants.
ALSO...the guy is a General Contractor. The people he brought in to do the work didnt' do a good job and Mohammid didnt' pay attention to what they did. He is still at fault for not watchign the crew but he didn"t physically do it.
If Sly wanted someone from Bravo to do a great Job he shodul have contacted Jeff Lewis...He is very OCD for perfection and I would love if he would do some work at my house.

413 days ago
75.

victoria    

Lisa needs to stay away from Brandi

377 days ago
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