It’s not hyperbole to say that Damon Dash‘s finances are a wreck. The Roc-A-Fella Records founder allegedly abandoned an upstate New York mansion; leaving behind clothes, artwork and drug paraphernalia after his failure to keep up with the rent payments.
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The hip-hop mogul — who once said he was worth $50 million — owes $162,000 in back rent on the upstate Carmel pad, which boasts a music studio and pool.
The landlord’s lawyer, Thomas Mullaney, told The Post that Dash “held the house hostage” for a year in a half while he dodged rental payments of $15,000 a month before he left it all behind.
The carpets were ruined, and his “clothing strewn on the floor as if it were trash,” according to the landlord’s Putnam County lawsuit.
“Mr. Dash simply abandoned the property,” owner Elad Yoran huffs in his lawsuit filed in Putnam County.
Dash claims that he’s fallen on hard times, but Yoran’s lawyer said, “When I look online, he’s rolling around in a chauffeured Roll Royce, and he’s riding in a private plane.
Umm, those might have been older pictures, just saying.
Yoran has placed Dash’s items into storage. However, reportedly Dash doesn’t have enough money to go and retrieve said items that include clothes, artwork and jewelry, as a well as a bong.
For now, Dash is letting his lawyer handle things.
Dash’s lawyer, Gregg Pinto, responded to the accusations in an e-mail, saying, “Elad Yoran reneged on a deal that he made and now wants to use bad press to gain leverage. Mr. Dash is not scared and wants to let a judge decide.”
Check out photos of the Carmel, NY crib Dash left disheveled in the gallery. Sitting on over two acres, the plash mansion is on sale for almost $3 million.
Photo: Douglas Elliman, Sara Jayeabaca