Sean Kingston's Florida Home Raided By Police Over Alleged $150,000 Debt

By Tony M. Centeno

May 23, 2024

Sean Kingston
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Sean Kingston's home in Florida has been raided by police.

According to a report WSVN aired on Thursday, May 23, the Broward Sheriff's Office invaded Kingston's home in Southwest Ranches in connection to an alleged unpaid debt. Earlier this year, the "Beautiful Girls" artist was sued by Ver Ver Entertainment after they claimed he refused to pay a $150,000 bill for an entertainment system. The undisclosed company's attorney Dennis Card was on the scene when cops arrived at the artist's home.

“He said that he works with Justin Bieber and that he, obviously, puts on a big show here, this is a rental house, he doesn’t own it,” said Card.

“And he lures people using his celebrity into having them release things without having him pay for it and then he simply never pays," Card continued. “He is stealing the property itself. He has a standardized script that he gives people, which is that he’s a recording artists, that he’s certainly is, and that he wants to purchase these things, but he never pays for anything. He gets the stuff and that’s the end of the story. He does it over and over and over.”

According to the lawsuit, the company said Kingston contacted them through Instagram and asked to purchase a 232-inch TV and sound system. He told the company he would make promotional videos with Justin Bieber in order to get a discount. He managed to put down a $30,000 deposit but he didn't make the promo videos nor did he pay the rest of the money owed.

As a result of the raid, Sean Kingston's mother Janice Turner was arrested by police. WSVN reports the 61-year-old is facing several charges of theft and fraud. She was spotted in handcuffs as cops escorted her out of the home.

The latest lawsuit was filed back in February, which is also the same time Kingston was hit with a separate suit that had similar accusations. According to The Blast, Kingston was sued by high-end watch company Dream Watch which alleged that the artist failed to pay $912,000 for a Richard Mille watch worth $534,000 and a Patek Phillippe Calibre priced at $378,000. The company claimed Kingston reached out to buy the watches and even had them flown to his home. After a few failed attempts to wire them the money, the company alleged Kingston stopped responding to them altogether.

This story is currently developing.

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