Ugh! Between this and all that Sister Act drama, we are hearing less-than-fantastic things about Whoopi this week!
64-year-old Suzanne Lindsay is a former tenant of a property owned by Whoopi Goldberg in West Orange, New Jersey…..and she does NOT have nice things to say about her former landlord.
According to the woman, she was evicted from her home after living there for 40 years because she fell behind on property taxes, and she's blaming it all on Whoopi.
Here's what she had to say about it:
"I found myself a single mom after having three children. I was working, but I couldn't keep up because of all the tragedy. I told her [Whoopi] I had lost my children, and she sat there in front of the fire with me, holding my hand, and listened."
"It wasn't the bank [who forced me out]. They did nothing. She is a merciless, cruel woman."
Check out Whoopi's side of the story AFTER THE JUMP, and let us know who U believe!
"After I bought my house, which came with a separate lease property, the tenant tried to sell her lease to me. I made her an offer based on the advice of the real estate broker who sold me my house."
"The tenant refused — she wanted more and we left it at that. About a year later, she filed for bankruptcy in Wyoming, where apparently she had been living. My former tenant owed the bank that held the mortgage on the leased property over $350,000 and was in default on her mortgage as well as her rent. I learned of the bankruptcy when I received a notice from the court and participated in the proceeding to protect my interest in the leased house."
"I believe that in her bankruptcy she told the court that since Whoopi Goldberg owned the house and could afford it she, the tenant, should be able to stay there. The bankruptcy court disagreed and gave her time to prove she could sell her lease or fix the problem she put HER SELF in by coming up with a realistic plan, and she didn't."
"After almost a year after she filed for bankruptcy it seems that she did not receive any offers, much less an offer for anything like the $500,000 she claims it was worth. It appears that she was completely unrealistic about the value of the property. In the meantime, instead of paying the rent, or what she owed the bank she allowed other people to stay in the house — perhaps she may have been subletting while she was in Wyoming."
"In short, she turned down my offers to buy her lease and basically tried what she could to stay in the house for as long as possible without paying what she owed. I work hard every day for a living and don't mind helping my family or others but I do mind being taken advantage of. She lost the house because she did not keep her end of her lease or her loan from the bank, not because of me."
"After the court rejected her plan and told her, me, and the bank that we could sue her she told me through her sister that she was ready to move and asked me to give her a little time and $5,000 to help her move."
"Even after all was said and done, and I could have sued to have her evicted and recover the back rent, I gave her time and $10,000 to help her move the rest of her belongings and forgave the back rent she owed me. She, in turn, signed a lease termination agreement. Instead of accepting responsibility for her actions she seems to want me to take responsibility for the situation she got herself into."
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Tags: jersey woman, landlord, rent, sister act, suzanne lindsay, tenant, west orange, whoopi goldberg