Despite being overwhelmed with the season premiere of RHONJ, Melissa and Joe Gorga have been feuding with the tenant of their Montville home. Kai Patterson claims the Gorgas have failed to make promised repairs to the home, but according to a new report, Patterson has history of non-payment and even eviction.
â€œThis guy is very slick,â€ an insider tells RadarOnline. â€œUnfortunately he got through the vetting process to even be able to view the Gorgasâ€™ house, and then enter into a lease purchase agreement.â€
Court documents filed in New Jersey in 2012 show that Patterson’s former landlord filed suit to have him evicted from a Saddle River, NJ, property he was renting. According to the documents, Patterson failed to pay rent from February 10 through October 2012, leaving him $332,500 in debt to his landlord.
In November 2012, the documents claim, Patterson told the court that he would settle with his landlords. But by March 2013, he still had not paid, and owed $435,600, the documents claim.
The insider calls this an â€œeerily similar coincidence,â€ Patterson struck back by claiming the property contained â€œtoxic mold that began spreadingâ€ shortly after he moved in. Patterson also claimed that he had offered his landlords shares in his company in lieu of back rent.
Patterson finally left the property in September 2013.
Now it appears like history may be repeating itself.
â€œThe Gorgas are actually scared that they have a professional scam artist and serial squatter squatting in their familyâ€™s home, with a history of claiming damage and repairs and not paying rent,â€ a source close to the family says. â€œHeâ€™s calling the Gorgas slumlords when heâ€™s living for free in their 13,500 square foot mansionâ€¦ â€
The insider adds, â€œThere is no negotiation going on. He may be trying, but the Gorgas are pursuing legal action to remove him from their property. Thatâ€™s it. Bottom line is that Patterson doesnâ€™t have the funds to rent, let alone purchase the Gorgasâ€™ home. If he did, he would have come with a check in hand to the court on June 27 and put the money in escrow until the repairs he claims are needed on the Gorgasâ€™ home were done and then the court would release the funds. He didnâ€™t have the money so he delayed by showing up late to court.â€
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