Dame Dash Abandons Upstate Mansion & Leaves Behind Everything (Details)
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.
“He’s not living the life of someone who is trying to keep their expenses down so they can pay their obligations,” Mullaney said.
Yoran was forced to pack and store Dash’s jewelry, drug paraphernalia, clothing and art work that he left strewn around the house as if “frozen in time,” the papers state.
Dash raked in a fortune when he collaborated with Jay-Z on the record label and clothing company Rocawear. As part of his lavish lifestyle, he reportedly owned 1,300 different pairs of shoes, a $400,000 Maybach and items of clothing that were worn once and then donated.
He said in court papers that he was no longer interested in the country house because it was too cold up north.
But Dash insisted that he doesn’t even have enough money now to pick up his items in storage, court papers.
He owed $2 million in unpaid taxes to New York state in 2009 and is fighting against a garnishment of his wages after he defaulted on a $238,078 loan to a garment-industry lender.
The garnishments “have caused severe financial hardship that has not only made it nearly impossible for me to maintain my businesses, they have caused me to fall behind on my personal expenses including my rent payments for my only residence,” Dash testified in May.
He also blamed his financial woes on child-support payments of $24,000 every three months to his ex-wife, fashion designer Rachel Roy, with whom he has two children.
In addition to the rent, he owes payments to the maid and Yoran for packing and storing the items.
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.”[stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DEEbMpjDs22U img=x:/img.youtube.com/vi/EEbMpjDs22U/0.jpg embed=false share=false width=640 height=360 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false responsive=16:9 /]