Those who follow NFL apparently know who Dwight Freeney is, even if most of America, and the landlord on his recording studio, haven’t heard a peep from him. He’s being sued for $422,150 in back rent on the studio, a sum as absurd as the idea that he should have such a facility in the first place.
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit. It alleges that Freeney agreed to pay $37,500 in monthly rent for two floors in the famous Edmonds Tower building in Hollywood.
What is unknown is why anyone would pay this amount, or need this much space, for a start-up recording company with no known talent. A child interviewed in connection with the story even knew that a facility of equal quality could be purchased for less.
The location is owned by Tracey Edmonds, a woman who in the past has even had enough sense to divorce music producer Babyface.
Freeney apparently signed a one-year lease back in July and paid the first month’s rent, but has yet to make any additional payments. It is unknown if he ever even used the space.
The landlord claims they could have rented the space to another tenant, apparently unaware that the market for even fairly priced space — which this is most certainly not — is weak to the point of laughable. That is, of course, the reason that efforts to collect or terminate tenancy sooner were not pursued.
When called for comment, all parties declined citing the well-worn “why would we talk to you?” principle, which has thus far served all celebrities well.