Rihanna bought a $6.9 million mansion in Beverly Hills, and apparently, she got a dud. The pop singer has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court after discovering the home has structural defects, including waterproofing problems.
This is what happens when you have more money than you know what to do with. You don't bother with bureaucratic things like proper home inspections because you just want to move in, grab your butt and find a place to put all your red wigs.
Actually, there was an inspector who looked at the property, and she's suing the inspector, too. Along with all the real estate agents and engineers who worked on the house. So pretty much everybody. Have you been sued recently? Because Rihanna is probably suing you, too.
Rihanna purchased the home in 2009, and the seller claimed she wasn't aware of any defects with the property. But in the lawsuit, Rihanna claims the woman was lying, and knew about a bunch of major defects.
According to the documents, the estate was hit by a "moderate rainstorm" in January of 2010. And because of the defects with the home, water leaked into some rooms and caused a bunch of damage. I actually remember that storm, and it was a little worse than "moderate". But still, rain shouldn’t be in a house.
According to the docs, "the actual value of the property at the time of purchase, taking into consideration the extensive construction defects ... was millions of dollars less" than what Rihanna paid for it.
Meanwhile, the singer has recently been criticized by PETA. And you don’t want to get on their bad side. After showing up to the launch of her Reb'l Fleur perfume in a green top made of ostrich feathers, the animal rights group is not happy. PETA spokeswoman Sandra Smiley said:
“Rihanna is flaunting stolen property, in this case feathers possibly plucked right off their rightful owners’ backs. She has shown little regard for foxes, cows and reptiles, now she’s adding birds to the list of species exploited for her dubious looks. Feathers are often ripped off chickens, geese, ostriches and emus in live plucking. This can result in gaping wounds that are sewn up with a needle and thread without anesthetic.”
You hear that, Riri? Just because you like S&M doesn’t mean ostriches do.