Tyrese Gibson denies causing permanent damage to $20K-per-month Airbnb property - after he was sued for allegedly making alterations
Tyrese Gibson is denying claims that he permanently damaged a home he was renting in a new video.
However, in a video obtained by TMZ, the 44-year-old Fast & Furious series actor shows off some of the changes he admits making, but claims that none of the new structures are permanently attached to the home.
DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative for Gibson requesting comment.
According to the Airbnb home's property manager, Tracy Wolf, Gibson had signed 6-month lease to live in a 5-bedroom home located in tony Woodland Hills.
Fighting back: Tyrese Gibson, 44, denies damaging an Airbnb rental property in video obtained by TMZ, after he was sued for $25K for alterations he made; seen October 12 in LA
Changes: Gibson is accused of changing electrical panels and outlets, painting a marble fireplace gold and installing structures blocking windows and doors that damaged the HVAC system; seen November 8 in Austell, Georgia
Although the home is described as an Airbnb rental, it's not yet clear if Gibson rented though home through the site, or if he signed the lease directly with Webb.
His term in the home, which he was renting for $20,000 per month, began in February, but Wolf claims that he had started altering the home as soon as he was settled in.
According to her, Gibson made a host of changes to the property, some of which would seem to be minor or merely cosmetic, while other alleged alterations are more significant.
She says that he change some of the electrical panels in the rent home and also added some potentially unsafe outlets that weren't up to code, while he also defaced a marble fireplace by painting it with gold paint.
Wolf claims Gibson blocked some of the doors and windows with physical structures, which she says damaged the house's HVAC units.
But in a video obtained by the publication, Gibson gives closeups of the bulky off-white structures that he seemingly admits to erecting in front of either doors or windows.
He zooms in on light escaping through the sides of the structures, which he says is evidence that they did not damage the structure by being permanently bonded with it.
'See the light? That shows you that nothing is actually attached to the physical property,' he says, adding, 'This is all temporary.'
Later in the clip, he says the barriers are to protect the 'privacy' and 'safety' of his two daughters.
He also shows a bed that originally was kept in the home's garage in what he says is an 'outdoor area,' though it appears to be covered.
The area has some carpet, which appears to have also been placed by him, as well as a table that he admits to buying, but he reiterates that 'nothing has been attached.'
Wolf admits that Gibson told them no permanent changes were made to the home, but she denies that they were actually temporary and says the property was damaged.
Wolf alleged other changes Gibson tried to make to the property, including asking its groundskeeper to remove 22 banana trees on the property.
After they refused to do so, the actor allegedly hired a company to do so, but the property management team stopped them for doing the removal.
Evidence: The video shows Gibson highlighting light escaping from the window barriers, which he claims is evidence that they are not permanently attached; seen in February in Beverly Hills
Taking their time: But the owner claims the changes did, in fact, damage the property. They allegedly gave the actor months to repair the property before filing the suit; seen November 8
She also accuses him of drilling holes into the estates wrought iron gate and its stucco exterior.
A video obtained by TMZ shows the gate and shows tape that likely came from construction on its brick posts, but it's unclear what changes have been made, if any, and any potential damage isn't obvious from the video alone.
Wolf adds that Gibson was told to request to make changes in writing to get the owner's consent beforehand, but he allegedly didn't bother to do so before making several changes.
Gibson's lease appears to have been up in August, and Wolf claims that the homeowner gave him multiple months to repair the alleged damage, but she says the singer has stopped responding to all of her communications, leading to the lawsuit.