Golden Venus LLC Accused The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul Of Damaging Bev Hills Pad & Dodging Rent Payments
The landlord who accused Mary J. Blige and her ex-spouse of dodging nearly $60,000 in back rent and fees, damaging a Beverly Hills mansion and taking thousands in audiovisual equipment scored a major victory in a suit against them.
Last September, Golden Venus LLC sued both Blige and Isaacs for breach of contract, claiming the pair reneged on a $27,000 a month rental agreement, but not allegedly before damaging the place and taking off with A/V equipment, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
The company said in 2015, Isaacs and Blige agreed to pay $25,500 a month rent for a six bedroom, eight bathroom estate in the prestigious Mulholland Estates that is now valued at $7.5 million.
The following year, the ex-couple agreed to extend their lease at a rate of $27,000 a month. But after three months, the landlord said Blige and Isaacs stopped paying rent, however, they agreed to move and asked the landlord to apply their $50,000 security deposit to the back rent, court papers state.
Golden Ventures said Isaacs and Blige never paid up the additional rent money, and also accused them of trashing the place. The company said it had to repair holes in the walls, fix the freezer, a water leak, the air conditioner and the garage doors at a cost of $16,058. The landlord also said the “Not Gon’ Cry” singer and her former manager “removed” a ton of A/V equipment that most more than $31,000.
The landlord said that the back rent, money it took to fix the home, the missing A/V equipment and the costs to resist the mansion for rent left them $58,211 in the hole – minus Blige’s security deposit – and the company wanted its money back plus interest and lawyer fees.
However, the case languished for several months in civil court because Golden Ventures couldn’t get a hold of MBJ or Isaacs in order to serve them with its complaint. But late last month, the landlord’s lawyer told the court that they were finally able to serve the exes, and a judge ruled that the case could continue.
Blige and Isaacs, who settled their divorce last year, have yet to respond to the case, according to court papers. All sides are due back in court next month.
We reached out to the landlord’s lawyer for comment. No attorney was listed for Blige or Isaacs.