Musical artist Prince won't be getting back $83,481 of a $150k security deposit that the pop star plunked down for a Beverly Hills mansion, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Judge John Kronstadt made the ruling Wednesday following a nonjury trial in Los Angeles involving a dispute over money Prince allegedly owed for utilities.
The judge denied the landlords $17,450 in claims for an allegedly broken air-conditioning system and fountain, but said they could keep a portion of the deposit.
He went on to say that there was insufficient evidence to support that Prince had caused the alleged damage.
The amount of nearly $85k was to cover the utilities during Prince's time that he lived at the mansion.
Judge Kronstadt set a further hearing for October 14th to hear any objections to his ruling.