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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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Amazed    

She's one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

904 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

with a name like Mohamed Hadid you had to see this coming
Sylvester Stallone! This is what happens when you don't do some research. If it sounds to go to be true that's because it is.

904 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

YO ROCKO, are you mad cause you didn't get to Vanderpump Lisa?

904 days ago
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YdoIreadthisstuff    

How incompetent can he be? He got you for $1.4 million. Seems to me that the incompetence would come from the person who pays that much for "inexpensive, damaged deteriorating and uneven cabinetry and malfunctioning appliances." Next time check the work before you write the check.

904 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

too many damn Mohameds in this world

904 days ago
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2idiots    

Hey Sly, you probably should have filed your suit 4 years ago. You're a fool and should have checked multiple references. Kinda like your plastic surgeon, you should have checked him out too BEFORE you let him loose on your face. Talk about poor quality workmanship.

904 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

All you had to do, Sly, is check the CA.gov Contractors State Licensing Board website and do a search for ANY licensed contractor in the state. I just did...and Mohamed Hadid isn't on there. Do your ****in' homework, first.

904 days ago
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Boo    

He was on the Shahs of Sunset. The guy seems ridiculous. The home he is building on the show isn't for a commoner, a millionaire, it is for a billionaire. It looks like one of those tacky Persian Palaces that are popular in Beverly Hills. Hope Stallone can get some of his money back.

904 days ago
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Steinberg    

Somebody fill me in. Is this lisa vanderpump the owner of Vandersexxx from Eurotrip?

904 days ago
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PG    

Come on Sly... Think about it. Your hired a guy named, "Mohamed Hadid" and expected honest job done?

904 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

obviously Mohamed is more sly than Sly being out Tango'd a whole lotta Cash

904 days ago
12.

Alex    

It's common knowledge that you should never ever hire an east indian for anything.

904 days ago
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Lindsay    

Not sure what this has to do with Lisa....?

904 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Sly? Not sure how to tell you this man but you must be ripe for it. I'd worry more about your plastic surgeon doing a number on you than some woman with "pump" in her name screwing you. Seriously.

904 days ago
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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....

904 days ago
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