Reality Show Producers Sued for Trashing "Rock of Love" Location

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Reality Show Producers Sued for Trashing "Rock of Love" Location

Thu Apr 10, 2008 @ 11:02PM PST

Posted by Matthew Heller

MichaelsThe owner of an $8.9 million mansion in Los Angeles has sued reality show producers Mindless Entertainment for inflicting $378,000 worth of mindless mayhem on the home while filming an episode of VH1's "Rock of Love."

Mindless left the newly-constructed mansion in a "tragic condition," owner Ray Sahranavard alleges in his complaint, after falsely assuring him that "nothing [they] planned to do at plaintiff's home would cause any type of damage or any change to the integral makeup of plaintiff's home" and holding themselves out "as having the highest level of competency and experience in utilizing multimillion dollar mansions for production of television shows."

"Rock of Love," which stars Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, spent nearly two months filming at Sahranavard's home, vacating it just before last Christmas. When Sahranavard inspected it on Nov. 30, he allegedly discovered that Mindless "had virtually destroyed not only the interior of the house, but the landscape surrounding the property as well."

Sahranavard says Mindless has refused to take responsibility for the damage, which his contractor estimated at $378,269. The producers also allegedly misrepresented to him that they had acquired an insurance policy to cover damage to the home.

After filing the suit last week, plaintiff's attorney Kathleen Neumann of Neumann & Vasseghi in Los Angeles has added Michaels as a defendant.

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