Controversial ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Star Todrick Hall Sued for $60,000 in Back Rent
Todrick Hall has found himself in some hot water after reportedly failing to pay rent.
The controversial Celebrity Big Brother star was slapped with a lawsuit that claims he owes $60,000 in back rent for two months.
According to the suit, the singer agreed to pay $30,000 per month for a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Us Weekly reports.
The 37-year-old YouTube star was served with a pay or leave notice on March 3 after failing to pay rent for February and March of this year.
The owners of the home, Avi and Orna Lavian, filed the complaint on March 29, the outlet reports. The landlords are requesting the back rent as well as attorney fees, forfeiture of the agreement and damages at the rate of $1,000 per day.
Hall gave his fans a tour of his "dream home" via YouTube in February 2021, telling his followers he had purchased the home.
"I have been wanting to buy a home for a very long time and this is a dream come true," the dancer said in the clip. "I saw over 50 homes and decided to get this one. When I saw this one, I fell in love."
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In July 2021, Hall alleged the home had been burglarized, telling police at least $50,000 worth of handbags and other personal items had been taken from the home, according to TMZ.
"I am ok. This happened right after my cat sitter left for the night," he wrote in a since-deleted tweet at the time, according to People. "I'm extremely saddened that most likely this was done by someone I know and trust, but my cats are safe...and that's what matters most to me."
In January and February Hall appeared in the second season of Celebrity Big Brother, where he came in second place. He received an onslaught of backlash from his castmates.
Prior to the finale, former NBA player Lamar Odom and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddi Mellencamp accused Hall of backstabbing them to get to the end.
After receiving backlash from the fellow players, Hall canceled all of his press interviews after he was eliminated.
"I haven’t avoided press because I’m afraid to comment on my experience on Big Brother, but more to protect myself and my mental health to make sure I could actually get my show on stage and fulfill my obligations to my fans and my PAID employees,” he wrote via Instagram on March 12, according to Us Weekly. "I have no desire to prove myself to people who were never rooting for me to begin with, but I do want to say to my fans that I will be commenting on my experience once the show is open, because I feel you deserve it. Thanks to everyone who watched and supported me in the bb house. It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done, but I’m glad I did it."
People who worked with Hall in the past have accused him of non-payment. In 2019, his former assistant claimed Hall was guilty of "deliberate non-payment to people, racism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, online bullying, exploitation [and] illegal business practices."
The former assistant shared legal documents showing Hall had had been accused of sexual assault. "I’ve seen him sexually assault more, unfortunately. He’s a predator and more will come out," the assistant tweeted. "He has threaten[ed] me severely for my silence but he needs [to be] stopped."