The people behind Flavor Flav“s Michigan chicken joint claim their landlords DON”T DESERVE RENT … because the guys who own the building exposed them to POISON GAS!!!
We broke the story … Flavor Flav”s Chicken & Ribs was hit with eviction papers last month because the landlords claim the restaurant hasn”t paid a penny in rent since the place opened back in December.
But Flav”s people claim they have a damn good reason to stiff the landlords — the place had a faulty heater that was leaking carbon monoxide into the restaurant … endangering everyone inside the building.
Flav”s partners filed a lawsuit against the landlord … claiming they had a duty to fix the problem, but failed to do so … causing FFC&R to temporarily close its doors.
The chicken joint has since re-opened … and we”re guessing the problem has been remedied because no one has since died (… to the best of our knowledge).
A lawyer for Flav”s biz partners tells our sources, the rent on the property IS currently being paid … but into a court escrow account, where it will stay until all these messy legal matters are settled.
Team Flav is suing for more than $25k in lost business and other damages.