Floyd Mayweather is accused of hiring an interior designer to redesign his new Beverly Hills mansion, only to screw them out of $650k owed on the project.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Palumbo Design claims they were hired to be the interior designer and project manager to oversee the complete cosmetic redesign of Mayweather’s newly-purchased Beverly Hills mansion.
Palumbo says they held up their end of the deal by completing work on the home. The company says Mayweather paid over $1 million for their work on the project but claim Mayweather stopped paying and ignored their repeated demands for further payments on the remaining $650,000 owed.
The company claims Mayweather was clearly pleased with the work, pointing to the fact that "he frequently posted pictures on social media for his tens of millions of followers bragging and touring his redesigned home, recently acquired furniture, and other redesign work" that they did.
The company says Mayweather agreed to pay for all furniture, rugs, art, décor, window coverings, textiles, and all other items and furnishings selected, plus pay a pre-tax 25% design commission.
Around February, while they were working to complete Mayweather’s master bedroom, Palumbo says they were still waiting to be paid on a $150,000 invoice. When they asked his team, they claim they got the runaround and were told to wait to submit another invoice until after "visible progress" had been made on the home or an impressive looking room was finished for Mayweather.
They waited to send the next invoice but they claim no payment was made, despite numerous assurances. Palumbo says they kept working on the home for months and keep asking where the payments were ... with no luck.
The head of the company even spoke to Floyd Mayweather on the phone and says the boxer never disputed the invoice but apologized, claiming he was dealing with personal matters. His team eventually started questioning them on the cost of work done and items purchased.
Palumbo says they have yet to be paid and are suing for the entire $657,037.36 plus interest owed.