Big Brother alum Mike “Boogie” Malin may have won half a million dollars when he won season 7, but he’s now turned that $500,000 into a 10.5 million debt! Mike Boogie, as he is most commonly known to Big Brother fans, was sued for failing to pay rent for EIGHT years on two commercial properties — and lost!
According to the lawsuit filed against Mike Malin by his landlord, the former Big Brother winner and his partner allegedly failed to pay rent on his Atlanta restaurant Geisha House and a nearby bowling alley pretty much since they were opened. This apparently added up over the course of eight years to a whopping $10.5 million or so.
We aren’t sure why the landlord on the properties would fail to collect rent for eight whole years. That frankly seems a little crazy to us. Whatever the reason, the court seems to have decided Mike Boogie Malin should have been paying it whether the landlord was asking for it or not. The former Big Brother winner was slapped with a $10.5 million judgement for the back rent.
This isn’t the first time the three-time Big Brother star has been sued over his business dealings. His former business partner Shereene Arazm sued Mike Boogie and VH1 reality star Lonnie Moore for illegally siphoning away cash from the Geisha House restaurant they co-founded to “pay for sex” and non-business travel expenses.
In court documents, Shereene accused Boogie of embezzling company funds to “have multiple sexual encounters with various older men during which Malin would live out fetish role play fantasies.” She also claimed Mike and Lonnie “gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars that never belonged to them” and “traveled the world at Arazm’s and the restaurant group’s expense.”
Mike Malin issued a countersuit against Shereene Arazam claiming that she threatened him with extorion, hacked into his email accounts, and illegally tapped his phone. The California Court of Appeals threw out his suit. The original embezzlement case is still ongoing.
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