The legal troubles just keep on coming for the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Just days after Cynthia Bailey spoke out to deny reports her husband, Peter Thomas, had any connection to Apollo Nida‘s fraud and identity theft scam, RadarOnline.com has learned that Thomas is facing a lawsuit of his own — because he’s roughly $100,000 behind on rent for his lounge, Bar One. Thomas denies it, but Radar has exclusively learned he has a past history of landlord issues.
The complaint filed by Thomas’ landlord, Eloshua Elliott and Showtime Cafe, claims Thomas “breached a lease agreement by failing to pay rent and other fees including late fees, bank charges, real estate property taxes and unpaid utilities,” according to Access Atlanta.
Allegedly, Thomas failed to pay his $10,000 monthly rent from March 2013 to at least the end of the year. In addition, the suit claims, he hasn’t coughed up $5,000 in late fees.
In addition, the report alleges, Elliott has also filed a complaint against Thomas regarding the property that houses wife Cynthia Bailey’s modeling agency and talent company. That space, often featured on RHOA, is $29,000 behind on rent according to the claim.
But Thomas told Access Atlanta blog, “I’ve been caught in the middle of the crossfire,” insisting that it’s all simply a misunderstanding and he has no looming financial issues.
He insisted, “I don’t owe them anything.”
However, Radar has learned that this is not the first time Thomas has clashed with a landlord.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, he was served an eviction notice by a different landlord, Boye Architecture, in August 2010. It is unclear how that case was resolved.
And in November 2009, court records show, Glenwood East Apartments served Thomas with an eviction notice, but that case was eventually dismissed.