‘Love & Hip Hop’: Former Star Masika Kalysha Says Former Landlord’s Allegations That She Held His Home Hostage Are ‘Demeaning’
Masika Kalysha’s former landlord, who is also a former ‘Love & Hip Hop’ producer, makes claims
Recently, David Weintraub, a reality televison producer who has worked on shows like Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Hollywood Hillbillies, and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, made claims about Kalysha.
He was a guest on Brandi Glanville’s Brandi Glanville Unfiltered podcast when he talked about being Kalysha’s landlord. He said, “When I say the biggest garbage can human being, disgusting lying scam artist low-life person is this woman Masika Kalysha Tucker that happened to be on one of our shows, Love & Hip Hop — who attempted to buy a house from me but committed fraud.”
Weintraub alleges that Kalysha used the coronavirus (COVID-19) eviction moratorium to not pay her lease while she was still shopping. He claims that owes him $75,000 and squatted in the home, making it so he couldn’t sell it or have prospective renters visit. Weintraub says that when she did leave, she took electronics, as well as the washer and dryer. He alleges that Kalysha was buying a house before the pandemic and once a loan fell through, that’s when she used the moratorium to get out of the lease.
Kalysha responds to the claims
Sending an exclusive statement addressing the matter to The Shade Room, the reality television personality and entrepreneur denies the allegations that were levied against her. Breaking her silence on the matter, she said, “I am offended that David Weintraub, a white man who manages and profits from Black talent, would attack me, a Black woman, with the tired racial slur ‘back to the projects.’ I am disturbed that he would include my 4-year-old daughter in his hate-filled tirade. Children are off-limits.”
She continued, “David’s demeaning remarks are wrong on many levels. Although I have never lived in the so-called ‘projects,’ his bigotry doesn’t just disparage me. His racist and bigoted rhetoric is abusive and offensive, and his comments disrespect the honest and hardworking people who live in affordable housing, including some of my fans, followers, and audience. David publicly confirmed what I already knew: He is a bigot and a racist, without respect for women, children, his clients, and their supporters.”
In addition to this statement, Kalysha’s legal counsel also send an extensive statement to the outlet, which outlined the living arrangement in detail. The statement also alleges that Weintraub and his mother and the home’s co-owner, Judith Axonovitz, attempted to harass and intimidate Kalysha after a series of events. That statement reads in part, “David Weintraub’s allegations that Masika Tucker was a ‘squatter’ in his Woodland Hills home or that he ‘gave her the house’ mischaracterizes how Ms. Tucker came into possession of the property.”