Comedian Rachel Bloom and her husband are suing a real estate company after she claims they sold her a property they had flipped, and didn’t disclose tons of issues with the home. She ultimately the flip and the company are controlled by former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Bloom claims, “the lawsuit concerns a fraudulent “property flipping” operation conducted through various fly-by-night entities but ultimately controlled by and involving Raul Menjivar and his close associates, for University of Southern California football stars, Matthew Leinart and Brandon Hance.
The actress explains, the “scheme involves purchasing older residential properties, conducting sub-standard remodeling work (including concealing material defects in the properties through cosmetic fixes), providing incomplete and materially misleading disclosures to prospective buyers, and ultimately selling the properties to unwitting buyers who are left to discover their fraud and shoddy remodeling years later.
Rachel and her producer husband Dan Gregor claim they are “one such pair of unsuspecting home buyers, who purchased their very first home from them and fell prey to their fraudulent scheme.”
Rachel and Dan say they purchased the home in 2015 for $1,300,000 and, at the time, were told the property had no significant issues.
The couple noticed leaking in and around their windows in the heavy rains of 2018. After having it looked at, they claim the new windows had been improperly installed.
The house they claim had several other issues including significant cracking in the basement walls, all the doors do not open and close properly, baseboards are separating from the walls, and the floors are uneven.
The couple says the fixes will cost them $500,000, and Leinart’s team refuses to discuss with them how to financially make it right.
The lawsuit accuses the real estate company of Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation.
They are suing for the $500K to fix the property.