Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon died before he could pay nearly $1 million for allegedly trashing a Los Angeles mansion, and now the owners are going after his estate for the cash.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Mellon leased a home off Sunset Boulevard for $120,000 per month. The lease was scheduled to run from November 30, 2017 until May 31, 2018; Mellon died on April 16, 2018.
The owners of the home claim Mellon caused severe damage to the home when he installed large speakers in the upstairs master bathroom. In addition, Mellon allegedly had several guests staying with him who partied nightly and “caused substantial damages to the property, furniture and furnishings.”
The total for the damage caused was $671,424.28. In addition, Mellon allegedly did not pay for the utilities and staffing expenses he was supposed to cover, which cost $52,777.15.
In total, Mellon allegedly owes $964,201.43. The owners have filed a creditor’s claim against the estate to try and get their money.
Mellon died earlier this year on his way to a rehab facility in Mexico. He was 54.