Filed under: Celebrity Justice
One of Hollywood’s biggest music execs just wanted new
carpeting in his home … but he allegedly ended up getting the rug pulled out from
Randy Spendlove — who oversees all music for Paramount and
won a Grammy for the “Chicago” soundtrack — says he paid $8,200 to a man in January 2009
to install flooring in his home, but instead the guy ran off with the money …
so now he’s suing.
According to the lawsuit, soon after Mark Jerold Sperling
cashed the check, he informed Spendlove he would be, well, spending “the money
for other things” — and if the music exec wanted his dough back, he should go “ask
Bush for the money.” (At the time,
Dubya’s presidency had just ended).
TMZ spoke with a source close to Sperling who tells us his
company has been hit hard by the recession, and although he wanted to pay back
those whom he owed money to … he just didn’t have the funds.
Spendlove is seeking his $8,200 back, plus attorney fees and
costs … not to mention 10 percent interest.
Maybe Sperling should ask Obama for the money?