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Panic! at the Disco Lead Singer

My Roommate Robbed Me Blind

4/29/2014 1:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429-brendan-urie-01The lead singer of the rock group Panic! at the Disco is a little slow on the uptake -- finally realizing after years his former roommate has been bleeding his bank account dry with unauthorized withdrawals ... at least that's what he claims in a new lawsuit.

Brendon Urie claims in the suit -- obtained by TMZ -- he lived with a guy named Shane Valdez from 2008 - January, 2010. Urie admits to doing something incredibly stupid -- giving his roomie access to his personal bank account to pay shared living expenses.

You can see where this is going ...

Urie claims it wasn't until November 2013 -- long after they stopped living together - that he noticed Valdez had made 70 withdrawals totaling $127,269.54.

Urie says Valdez copped to taking the money, but that an attorney for Valdez says the money was used for a documentary about Urie's life. Urie says the pair never discussed any such project.

Shane tells TMZ the lawsuit is ridiculous, even though he hasn't seen it yet. "We were best friends for a long time and there is nothing about his claims that are true."

And you thought "Single White Female" was scary.

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CaliCakes702    

He was probably just taking his pay for all the blow jobs he gave him.

180 days ago
17.

wildstyle    

prob his boyfriend, hes openly bisexual

180 days ago
18.

Double Bubble    

This geeks singing made him 127K? Are all his fans tone deaf and if so I think Im about to embark on a new career..

180 days ago
19.

Bossy Potato    

Haha, why did he have a roommate? Why did he need a roommate?

180 days ago
20.

Alie    

Not that I'm saying they couldn't have been in a relationship but why do people always assume that two men living together are gay? I know plenty of guys who live together that are doing it for financial reasons. Also he started dating his now wife in late 2009...

180 days ago
21.

Xango    

Nowadays you can't trust noone, not even family!

180 days ago
22.

Tstg    

Brendon is married, and Shane is the cousin of Panic's touring guitarist and also the director of a bunch of Panic! and Fall Out Boy music videos and do***entaries. Also Shane has a long-term girlfriend from before he and Brendon were living together. So...yeah. While I think it would be awesome if he was gay (we need more lgbt stars), that isn't the case here.

180 days ago
23.

Ferndog68    

Not sure what's going on here but someone sucked a c ock. I'm sure of it

180 days ago
24.

Umanyways    

Typical LA moochers ...

180 days ago
25.

Ron Fing Swanson    

The new Johnny Bravo.

180 days ago
26.

Tiffany:)    

Dayummmm HI HATERRRS Thanks TMZ for choosing the most outdated and douchiest looking picture that came up on your google search. Too bad they became famous back in the day. Now that they're good nobody cares to listen.

179 days ago
27.

MightyMatt    

That's terrible. Stealing from a blind man with acne. Shame!

179 days ago
28.

prince of the city    

Urie, you're too lazy to write a friggin check.....? Give me a break.

179 days ago
29.

Chuckles    

He means his boyfriend. Sorry, but Roommate is the old coded way of saying gay lover. That's the only reason why he would have access to his banking info.

179 days ago
30.

noelill    

He is in a picture with Shane holding hands and look very happy together. I wonder what happen. https://weheartit.com/entry/63368692

179 days ago
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