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Mo'Nique

Settles Dog Poop Lawsuit

9/3/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_monique_getty"Precious" star Mo'Nique finally ended a nasty legal battle with her landlords over a house she claimed smelled like dog feces ... and TMZ has learned she's still living there!

As TMZ first reported, Mo's Georgia landlords sued the actress and her husband Sidney Hicks last year, claiming they walked out on their lease agreement still owing $370,000 in unpaid rent. Mo fired back with her own suit, claiming they bailed on the contract for a slew of reasons ... including that the house smelled like dog crap, wet dog, and urine.

Now the craziness is behind them and both parties came to an agreement last week and dropped their dueling lawsuits. Sources tell TMZ as part of the settlement deal ... it was Mo that had to pony up some dough, although it's unclear how much.

We're also told she's STILL living in the house and has to continue paying rent until she moves out.

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Spencer B in MD    

Mo'Nique is obviously a RACIST. Her landlords must be white because her complaint stating that the house "smells like wet dog" is a black person's way of attacking white people. Black people insult White People now by claiming that White People's hair smells like "wet Dog". Mo'Nique is a RACIST!

677 days ago
17.

dd    

For that kind of cash you can buy your own especially in Georgia.

677 days ago
18.

verlinda    

Why is she renting?

677 days ago
19.

janet    

She walked out on their lease agreement. She probally couldn't afford the rent. That's her slew of reasons.

So the best she could come up with is the house smelled like dog poop, wet dog, feces and urine. It's always the dogs fault she doesn't even have a dog. My goldfish ate my homework.

Didn't work, she lost. Still has to pay the rental lease agreement.

677 days ago
20.

KicksandGiggles    

I see the smell wasn't too bad enough for her big azz to move out. She can afford to move anyplace at anytime. My vote is she needs to pay like any other celeb stupid enough to pizz away over $350K on renting somebody else's home. I would not discount 1 dime of the rent. She stayed. She pays.

677 days ago
21.

popo    

she had to pony up some money cause the house smelled like her

677 days ago
22.

john    

You can bet the smell of feces leaves when she does.....

677 days ago
23.

nicole    

well, what that tells me is....She must like that smell

677 days ago
24.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

p p draw

677 days ago
25.

Justsay Nohan    

I'm not surprised she had to pay something. You can't use the inhabitability exclusion to justify not paying rent while continuing to inhabit the premises. You might be able to pay rent into an escrow account rather than directly to the landlord but you can't just live there rent-free.

676 days ago
26.

anony    

Just because you win awards doesn't mean anyone wants to work with you or even be around you.

676 days ago
27.

Judith    

This sounds like something Mary Lee Johnston (the insane mother from Precious) would do...

676 days ago
28.

John    

Is this for real! I just read a different article same website discussing this, haha. Dog Poop!

606 days ago
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