Ed Hardy CEO Can’t Sell His House, Blames it on “Maps of the Stars” Seller
12:15 pm, September 13th | by Amy Tennery
There are lots of things to blame when you can’t sell your home: bad location, outdated kitchen, that raccoon infestation… you get the idea. But when you’re a mogul, you get to take the blame game to new heights — which is exactly what Ed Hardy CEO Hubert Guez is doing.
Guez, whom you can blame for nearly all of Jon Gosselin’s eyeball-singeing wardrobe, apparently put his Holmby Hills home on the market for $38 million in 2008, according to Curbed. And then things started to get messy.
First, Guez took the home off the market (because no one wanted it). Then, he decided to rent the house to Michael Jackson, because, hey — what could possibly go wrong? Then the King of Pop died in the house under sad, terrible circumstances, which really didn’t do much to help the mansion’s rep. And after another sales effort, this time at the staggeringly lower price of $28.995 million (well, staggeringly lower compared to $38 million), Guez took the house off the market in July and started to look for someone to yell at.
And that person, Curbed reported, was map-of-the-stars-selling entrepreneur Linda Welton. Her sin? Well, presumably, she helped direct people to the site of Jackson’s passing. And this created a traffic problem, which, according Guez, is the whole reason no one is buying his house.
Frankly, we’re glad Guez is finally stepping up to his mighty oppressors — those rich, map-selling fat cats better learn a lesson, am I right?