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West Village resident sues home makeover show

Actor claims "Clean House New York" destroyed wall, busted fixtures, stuck him with big tax bill
July 15, 2014 01:55PM

A West Village resident is suing a real estate reality TV show for $300,000 after the television crew allegedly left his apartment in shambles.

Paul McClure, 56, a struggling actor, offered up his pad at 19 Christopher Street for episode No. 5 — titled “West Village of Vintage” — of the Style Network’s “Clean House New York.” The episode of the short-lived program aired in November 2011.

Court papers also claim that the cleaning crew never arrived at McClure’s apartment. What did arrive, according to McClure: a $5,000 tax bill for “income” the show allegedly reported to the IRS in the form of new furnishings.

McClure further charges that the show’s makeover artists demolished an interior wall, left behind gouged walls and busted light fixtures, according to the lawsuit. McClure claims he also lost $4,500 of valuables. [NYP] — Claire Moses