Megan Fox Thought She Was Buying 'Paradise.' She Got 'Hell'

Actress files $5M lawsuit regarding 'nightmarish' Malibu home she purchased in 2016
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2018 1:54 PM CDT
In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Megan Fox attends a press conference for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

(Newser) – You think you're scooping up a "paradise in bucolic Malibu," but instead you end up with a "nightmarish living hell"—happens to the best of us! Actually, that doesn't usually happen to most of us, but per a $5 million lawsuit filed by Megan Fox, it happened to her. TMZ reports on a complaint lodged against Brad Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, alleging Pett-Dante acted on behalf of a seller's group to rope Fox in 2016 into dropping $3.2 million on the home—which Fox says was plagued with problems.

Those issues, per Fox: rampant mold (including in the kids' bedrooms, master bedroom, and master bathroom), property that needs serious slope regrading, and several structures that aren't up to code, including walls, a gazebo, and animal pens. Fox mentions in her suit she had two young kids and was pregnant at the time she was convinced to buy the home. No comment yet from Pett-Dante. (Read more Megan Fox stories.)

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