According to TMZ, the actor is accused of causing damage to the property by making “excessive alterations” to the home. This includes “altering electrical panels, adding electrical outlets that weren't up to code, painting a marble fireplace in a shiny gold metallic color, closing off doors and windows, and causing damage to the HVAC units,” the outlet writes.
The homeowner, Tiffanique Webb, is seeking over $25,000 in damages.
The property manager, Tracy Wolf, told TMZ that Tyrese agreed to pay $20,000 per month for a six-month lease for a five-bedroom estate in Woodland Hills. He moved in this February, and shortly after, began renovating the home.
In a clip, Tyrese shows some of the alterations, saying that they’re not integral to the structure. “Nothing is attached to the physical property,” he says. “This is all temporary. My privacy and the safety of my two daughters is everything to me.”
However, the property manager disagrees, telling the outlet that the renovations aren’t just temporary and have led to damages—and he was asked not to make alterations without written consent from the homeowner, Webb, but still did so.
It seems additional destruction includes holes in the wrought iron gate and stucco exterior. Tyrese also allegedly attempted to have 22 banana trees uprooted from the estate—and then tried to hire another company for the removal when the gardener refused.
According to Wolf, Webb gave Tyrese months to remove the additions but he stopped answering calls, text messages, and emails, which resulted in Webb filing the lawsuit.