Rep. Rohrabacher Accused of Trashing Home He Rented

The OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has a story on allegations that a 6,300-square-foot Costa Mesa home was trashed after being rented by U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach:

Massive black stains and muck covered the carpet throughout the home. Sticky grime encased damaged, rusted appliances. Denied water, once-thriving outside plants and grass dried up and died. Blinds were cracked. Black dirt ruined the appearance of once-sparkling tile floors. Walls inexplicably contained odd holes, nail polish, wax and some smelly substance that may have been feces.

The congressman, meanwhile, wrote that it’s all a bunch of lies:

We obtained copies of the court documents in the case, which you can read here:

Rohrabacher’s Lawsuit Against Homeowner

Homeowner’s Answer to Complaint

Homeowner’s Amended Cross-Complaint

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