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Tyrese Gibson Denies Damage Claims Amid $25,000 Rental Lawsuit

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By Afouda Bamidele on November 20, 2023 at 8:45 AM EST
Updated on December 8, 2023 at 5:01 PM EST

Tyrese Gibson has responded to the claims in a lawsuit that accused him of causing damage to a rental through "excessive alterations."

A new video in which the actor and singer denied making any major changes in the rental home where he stayed for months, has surfaced. Despite how he sees it, the homeowner is still requesting Gibson to pay a minimum compensation of $25,000 to address the mistakes he made during his stay in her rental property according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

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Tyrese Gibson Is Ready To Defend Himself After Stay

Gibson's legal woes have once again become a source of conversation following an owner alleging that the actor destroyed her home in the name of making changes. According to the property manager, Tracy Wolf, the "Fast & Furious" franchise star signed a six-month lease for a $20,000 per month, five-bedroom estate in Woodland Hills starting February.

However, she alleged that the "Sweet Lady" singer began adding structures to the home immediately after moving in. According to the court documents, she claimed that the action resulted in widespread damage when he allegedly changed electrical panels, installed non-compliant electrical outlets, sealed off doors and windows, and painted a marble fireplace in a shiny gold metallic color.

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Explaining his actions, Gibson, in a clip obtained by TMZ, showcased the changes inside the home, expressing that he blocked doors and windows for privacy reasons. He then emphasized that the materials used are not permanently attached to the existing structures of the home, meaning that none of the alterations are permanent.

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Tyrese Gibson at the "Fast X" World Premiere in Rome
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Unfortunately, Wolf called him out on the claim, stating that even though he assured them that the alterations were temporary, they had resulted in property damage.

Additionally, the property manager declared that the "Rogue Hostage" performer attempted to have the homeowner's gardener remove 22 banana trees from the grounds. When the gardener declined, he allegedly sought another company for the job, but the property management team intervened and prevented the hiring.

Wolf further said that Gibson permitted a construction crew to drill numerous holes in the home's wrought iron gate and brand-new stucco exterior. Despite repeated requests, the property manager contends that the 44-year-old ignored instructions to refrain from making any alterations without written consent from the owners.

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Instead, she affirmed that he made changes impulsively whenever he desired. She further added that the homeowner, Tiffanique Webb, initially exercised patience with the celebrity, allowing him several months to address and rectify the home's condition.

Even so, Wolf stated that Gibson ceased responding to calls, texts, and emails, prompting the initiation of the lawsuit. In the documents, which were obtained by The Blast almost a week ago, Webb specified that she suffered "loss of use of property," "property damage," and "loss of capacity of earning," due to the actor's actions. 

The clip of the alterations can be seen here.

The 'Love Transaction' Hitmaker Has A Pending Case Against Home Depot

Getting caught up in legal tussles is nothing new to the father-of-two, who recently called Home Depot out for countering his allegations against them.

As The Blast previously reported, Gibson had filed a lawsuit against the home improvement company in August, accusing them of alleged racial profiling in a February incident.

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Tyrese Gibson performs live at the Dell Music Center

Upon the retail giant responding by asserting that the opposite had occurred, the "Best Man I Can Be" artist swiftly expressed his frustration with a heated rant on Instagram, targeting Home Depot's co-founder, Bernard "Bernie" Marcus, in a now-deleted lengthy post. He wrote:

"He was one of Trump's largest donors, giving $7 million to his campaign. When Marcus announced in 2019 that he would financially support the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign, it triggered calls for a boycott of Home Depot even though Marcus was no longer with the company." 

Continuing, Tyrese Gibson added, "Overall, he has donated $64 million to the overall Republican Party… Mr. Bernie Marcus… Knock knock… Who's there… Black and brown culture, which you and your cashiers treated poorly…" 

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The "Four Brothers" actor conveyed regret for overspending "tens of millions" at Home Depot, citing "clear footage of your team and staff's blatant racism and discrimination." 

Accusing the retail giant of including "random claims about me in court documents," he clarified that he isn't the first to encounter discrimination at the multinational home improvement retail corporation.

He asserted that other Black and Brown individuals have shared numerous online stories depicting the "blatant racist practices" within the company. Gibson finished his rant by sharing a statement from himself and the other plaintiffs going after Home Depot, penning:

"Eric Mora, Manuel Hernandez, and I are 100% committed to taking a stand against The Home Depot in defense of our own civil rights and the civil rights of all who have been subjected to discriminatory practices and consumer racial profiling."

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