Omarosa Manigault-Newman and her pastor husband have been hit with a lawsuit over the upkeep of their ‘moldy’ Florida home and fetid swimming pool, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Neighbors are demanding that the publicity-hungry Apprentice villain and her husband scrub their walls and repair or replace the roof of their $615,000 property on an upscale golfing development in suburban Jacksonville.
They also want neglected areas of ‘dead’ grass to be replaced and the pool chemically treated over fears it is becoming a ‘hazard’ and a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The list of demands are spelled out in a $15,000 suit filed against John Allen Newman, who married the ousted White House aide, 44, in April last year after proposing in front of his congregation.
Her net worth has been estimated at $3.5 million with that figure likely to soar on the back of Omarosa’s upcoming tell-all memoir, Unhinged, about her volatile stint in the Trump administration.
Her 63-year-old husband, a registered Democrat who worked on former president Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, has faced a string of money troubles, however.
The respected leader of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary church in central Jacksonville has twice filed for bankruptcy, most recently in 2013 with debts of $1,225,764.
Three years later, Newman’s 2014 Buick Lacrosse sedan was repossessed after he fell behind on his repayments, owing $42,885.
GM are still chasing him for the outstanding $23,516 debt, according to court documents filed in June.
While Omarosa was one of the highest paid White House staffers in 2017 earning $179,700 per year, Newman declared in his 2014 divorce from ex-wife Andrea Johnson that he made a modest annual income of $48,000.
He kept their marital home under the settlement but has since fallen behind in common fees and other charges to the tune of $11,063 according to the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club Property Owners Association.
Their suit filed June 26 last year at the Duval County Courthouse, further accuses Newman of ignoring repeated requests to carry out maintenance on the four-bed, 3,000 sq ft property.
Officials demanded that he ‘maintain the exterior of home including mold/mildew removal on the roof to return it to an acceptable standard, or if not possible then a complete replacement of the roof.
‘Removal of the dead tree resting on the fence in the back yard. Replacement of the dead grass and maintain the landscape material in an acceptable manner.
‘Complete chemical treatment of the swimming pool to return it to a normal condition to avoid any hazard to neighbors, including potential mosquito problems.’
The suit adds: ‘To date Defendant has failed or refused to make all the necessary repairs.’
SOURCE: BEN ASHFORD