Mo’Nique in landlord dispute over $370K

    Mo’Nique and husband Sidney Hicks are in a quarrel with their landlords who claim they walked out on their contract, still owing $370,000 in unpaid rent.

    The landlord sued the couple and a collection of emails between Sidney and one of the landlords, simply identified as Alice, has been released in the case, TMZ reports.

    Sidney told the landlords that they should be “embarrassed” by the state of the Georgia home. Mo’Nique and Sidney claimed that the house smelled like dog feces, wet dog, and urine.
       
    Alice threw her own uppercuts by bringing up Mo’Nique’s cancelled talk show. “We do understand that your business has been greatly affected by the cancellation of your weekly talk show,” Alice wrote. “ However, we do not want the publicity and heartache/hardship for either of us.”
       
    Sidney told Alice that she “has a poor man’s mentality…you talk tough when you are owed but run when you owe.”
       
    In response to the couples complaints about the odor, Alice, who doesn’t seem the least bit intimidated by the couple’s celebrity, wrote in an email that, “Maybe the illegal substances you use in our home (i.e. WEED) has weakened your sense of smell.”
       
    Sidney responded, “The only illegal greenery was with the illegal immigrant you brought on our premises to cut down the trees…Maybe the overuse of alcohol has affected you and your husband’s judgment.”   

    The emails go back and forth for 136 pages.
       
    Mo’Nique countersued her landlords last year demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month-rental contract because of the foul scents. Mo’Nique also claimed that the house had a bad mold problem, an overflowing septic tank and the security gate was busted.

    Mo’Nique asserted that there was a verbal agreement between her and the landlords, allowing her to renege on her contract with 60 days notice because of the problems.
       
    The case is still pending.

    —Glynnesha Taylor

     

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