Denise Richards former landlords, leaked private information.
Denise Richards is firing back against the landlords who accused her of trashing a home she previously rented.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 49, has filed a countersuit against Anthony Ellrod and Christopher Masterson, who accused her and her husband, Aaron Phypers, of leaving their Calabasas, Calif., home a wreck when they moved out. In the court documents, obtained by Page Six on Tuesday, Richards says that she and Phypers, 47, were great tenants — and the landlords caused them emotional distress for publicizing their private information.
It is unclear what private information she is referring to, but all court documents are public information. Her former address, rent amount and other details are listed in the rental agreement, which was submitted as part of the lawsuit.
The couple, who tied the knot in September 2018, moved into the home in July of the same year. When they moved out, the landlords demanded $113,000 in damages — but Richards claims that “there are no actual damages and no actual violations of the agreement” between the two parties.
“Denise rented this place out for a short period of time for a family member,” an insider told Page Six, claiming: “It was in a state of disrepair to begin with, but now the present owners, who are two lawyers, are having trouble selling it — and it is also across the street from a residential treatment program.”
In her countersuit, Richards also claims the landlords made the contract with “an intent to defraud [her and Phypers].”
“Further, said conduct was despicable in that it was so vile, base, contemptible; miserable, retched, and loathsome that it would be looked down upon and despised by ordinary decent people,” she says.
Additionally, she claims that “a reasonable person in [her] position would consider the publicity highly offensive” from the landlords filing the suit. As a result, she said that she has suffered from “great mental and physical pain and discomfort, annoyance, distress, anguish, worry, anxiety, pain and suffering, and has lost wages and related benefits, past and future, all in the amount to be proven at the time of trial.”
Richards and Phypers are seeking damages and for their lawyers’ fees to be covered.