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NBA's James Harden Files Cross-Complaint In Damaged $30 Million Mansion Lawsuit

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By Favour Adegoke on January 23, 2024 at 6:45 PM EST

NBA star James Harden, who was sued in 2019 for allegedly turning a $30 million rental home into a "party" house, has filed a cross-complaint against the Beverly North Park Homeowners Association.

The athlete is suing for "negligence and contract liability and indemnity," claiming that he and his friends were never told what and what not they were allowed to do in the rental property.

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James Harden Sues Homeowners Association For Negligence

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Harden filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Beverly Park North Homeowners Association, which was listed as the mansion's title holder when it was rented, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

In 2019, a man named George Santopietro sued Harden, alleging that the athlete and his friends misled him and did not stick to their promise to obey his rules, which included no smoking inside his home, no valet cars to be parked on the street, and no more than seven guests at a time.

Harden and his agent were further accused of breach of contract, unfair business practices, and fraud.

Now, Harden filed his own lawsuit claiming that neither he nor his friends were told what to do or how to act when they rented out the property.

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"No one told the 7 young adults what they could or could not do, and they entertained two small gatherings of around 20 to 25 friends on the first two evenings there. No one told them what consequences they may face for that act," the court document reads.

He further notes in his cross-complaint that the HOA failed to follow its own rules and that the "purported owner of the home," Santopietro, "has moved to Bangkok, where he is raging a campaign to recover over $300,000 because 20 or so friends came to see the 7 young adults, to hang out and enjoy some good times."

The case is ongoing.

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