Soul singer-turned-box-office darling Tyrese Gibson is in court for something other than child support. This time, a Los Angeles-based property owner is suing the star for damaging her Airbnb rental.
Tiffany Webb filed the complaint, claiming that the “Transformers” actor left “excessive alterations to property rented. Damages are in excess of the security deposit collected by the tenant’s Airbnb agent,” according to legal documents obtained by RadarOnline.
The landlord further stated she experienced a “loss of capacity of earning,” due to her inability to rent out the property as a result of the damage.
The woman is now seeking $25,000 in damages.
This follows another lawsuit the entertainer has been hit with as of late.
In September 2023, filmmaker Bryan Barber filed a lawsuit, where he accused Gibson of weaponizing his platform as an A-list superstar to characterize him as a thief.
“Barber took Gibson’s [interview] footage and refused to give it back; Gibson paid [Barber] $35,000.00 total to film the interview footage; and Barber also stole footage from two other public figures – Big Boi and Dallas Austin,” the lawsuit claims.
According to Barber, who is best known for the movie “Idlewild” starring the rap group OutKast, that is not what happened.
In 2019, Barber claims that the “2 Fast 2 Furious” actor hired his company, Pivot Originals, to manage the filming and editing of an interview with Charlamagne tha God, the actor’s ex-wife Samantha Lee, and himself.
The agreement was for a one-day shoot, with Barber entitled to a share in the video’s profits upon release. The understanding was a 50/50 split of revenue from streaming or other distribution. However, the actor later wanted an additional day of filming for B-roll footage of family moments, and management gave instruction not to release any part of the interview with Charlamagne tha God, contrary to the original agreement.
The lawsuit alleges that Gibson did not honor the agreed-upon 50/50 revenue split negotiated with Barber for the Charlamagne tha God Interview.
His lawyers further state in the claim that during the interview on “The Breakfast Club” Gibson accused him of withholding the footage, despite the director having spent $35,000 on its production.
Barber considers these statements defamatory and worries they could harm the future of his upstart Pivot Originals, a company heavily dependent on building and maintaining trust with original content creators.
Gibson is not only getting sued, but has recently taken on his own fight against The Home Depot, alleging racial profiling and discrimination on Aug. 9. The claim asked for $1 million in damages for the way he claims to have been treated while trying to check out from one of the brand’s stores.