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Lauryn Hill's Landlord

SQUATTER?

We Hardly Knew Her!

4/19/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0418-lauryn-hill-gettyGrammy Award-winning R&B legend Lauryn Hill is being sued for eviction ... the good news, she's probably going to prison so she won't need that place anyway.

Lauryn's been renting a South Orange, New Jersey mansion since 2009.  Things went south when she stopped paying rent last month, so her landlord ran to court and filed a legal ultimatum -- pay your rent NOW, or get out. 

Lauryn hasn't paid, so the eviction lawsuit is now full steam ahead.

Lauryn will be sentenced next week for tax fraud.  She pled guilty and now faces several years in federal prison.

Nothing like moving from a big house to the big house.

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31.

FactsCome Easy    

Lauryn Hill, homeless? Not quite, but singer faces two lawsuits

Lauryn Hill won't be homeless. The couple that rents her the million-dollar mansion in South Orange have filed eviction proceedings against her, but another lawsuit filed against Hill by the town reveals that she doesn't actually live there.

Hill, who faces sentencing and possible jail time Monday in her tax evasion case, is accused by the town of using the Irving Avenue mansion for rehearsals and to house visiting musicians, a violation of zoning ordinances.

The town filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Essex County against both Hill and her landlords, Phillip and Diane Faillace, in November for allegedly running a business out of a home, which is a zoning violation, according to town lawyer Steven C. Rother.

The lawsuit may have been the trigger in the other lawsuit filed against Hill by her landlords. TMZ.com reported today that Hill stopped paying rent last month, which led the couple to begin eviction proceedings. Court records show that the Faillaces, who now live in England and purchased the Irving Avenue mansion in 2003 for $950,000, filed a tenancy case against Hill March 5. Lawyers for Hill and her landlords could not be reached for comment.


The town alleges in its lawsuit that Hill, who owns two other homes in South Orange, rents the Irving Avenue property but does not live there. Neighbors have reported that musicians rehearse in the home “all hours of the day and night,” and the lawsuit says the driveway is used as long-term parking for other performers and personnel.

The Grammy winner was charged with failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Hill pleaded guilty last year, and her lawyers have argued for leniency, saying she could pay back the money she owes if she could work. She also explained that she didn’t pay her taxes as a result of her general withdrawal from society “due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family.” Hill has six children.

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551 days ago
32.

Chlamydia    

typical

551 days ago
33.

Bren    

Landlord is a stupid opportunist! If she has been living there since 2009 and missed one month of paying rent, how then is she considered a squatter? A squatter is one who loves somewhere for several months/years and never pays rent.

551 days ago
34.

scott    

I bet she wishes that "white" people bought album now!!!!

551 days ago
35.

Tim    

That's what that racist bitch gets!

550 days ago
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