Report: Freeney settles studio rent suit
Indianapolis Colts star Dwight Freeney reached a settlement with his landlord Thursday over claims he skipped 11 months of rent payments for a Hollywood recording studio.
A $400,000 lawsuit was filed last December against the NFL star by landlord Tracey Edmonds, who is the ex-wife of music producer Babyface and also dated Eddie Murphy, TMZ reported.
The lawsuit stated that Freeney — who owns a record company — agreed to pay $37,500 a month to rent two floors in the Edmonds Tower building, which is owned by Edmonds.
Freeney allegedly paid for the first month’s rent when he signed a one-year lease in July but failed to pay anything since, the entertainment website reported.
Edmonds’ lawyer, Trent Copeland, said they negotiated a six-figure settlement but would not reveal the exact amount.
"A six-figure settlement has resolved the dispute. Tracy feels completely vindicated. Money has been paid."