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Lauryn Hill to Landlords

Screw You, I'm Moving Out

6/3/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lauryn Hill
is throwing in the towel in a bitter dispute with her landlords -- just in time for PRISON -- she's finally agreed to vacate the NJ mansion after they sued her for eviction last month.

TMZ broke the story ... Lauryn's landlords accused the singer of failing to pay her rent in March, so they filed an eviction lawsuit against her.

Lauryn has since reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing to pay $7,000 in rent and vacate by May 31st. It's unclear if she's gotten the hell out just yet.

Lauryn probably would have put up more of a fight, but she's been ordered to report to prison for tax evasion by July 8 ... so she won't have to worry about room and board for a little while.



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Two months rent due. Wow, that is really a crime! Get real bitches, life ain't easy! It will happen to the best of yall.

485 days ago


$7,000 a Month, That's $84,000.00 Dollars a Year in RENT..................LOCK HER UP !..................She Is Soooo Beautiful !!!

485 days ago


What happened to this woman! Look at her! She was so beautiful...

485 days ago

Passion Of The Taint    

Gary Coleman is alive!!!!!!


485 days ago


Stupid sending a high earning performer to jail (at great expense), better off negotiating a payment plan and getting the cash for taxpayers. Dumb.

485 days ago


She would have paid earlier, but.... y'know, she was afraid for her safety & stuff. lol Idiot.

485 days ago


who is that guy in the picture?

485 days ago


About time a female black entertainer held up her gender's reputation and stood up with men.

485 days ago

FactsCome Easy    

TMZ knows that are full of it. This dispute centers on a city zoning violation. Lauryn owns two homes in South Orange as was disclosed in her tax case.

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. 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. edium=twitter

485 days ago


I'm wondering why she has lipstick on. With those brows and that mustache she's more of a man than Bieber. I liked her music, though.

485 days ago


Apparently she doesn't have enough money left for a brow wax.

485 days ago


She'll bounce right back and then yall will still have something negative to say

485 days ago


She looks like a man

485 days ago


Celebrities when they are making a lot of money they think it will be forever so some of them DON'T invest their money and then the money stops coming in and they are BROKE !

485 days ago


Ignorant stupid racist idiot. Wish she would just go away and take the likes of Nikki Minaj, and that ilk with her.

485 days ago
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