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Tinder co-founder demands $350K in unpaid rent from estate of dead ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ associate

Barry Gesser rented Justin Mateen's Beverly Hills home last year
Still from "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Justin Mateen (credit: Paramount Pictures, Wikipedia Commons)

Still from “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Justin Mateen (credit: Paramount Pictures, Wikipedia Commons)

Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen is going after a dead guy for rent.

Mateen leased his Beverly Hills home for 24 months to Barry Gesser, an associate of real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” anti-hero Jordan Belfort, for $15,000 per month.

But Gesser died last December, and now Mateen is requesting nearly $350,000 from his estate for the rest of the rent, as well as pool cleaning and other repairs, TMZ reported.

Mateen was at the center of a lawsuit against Tinder when fellow co-founder and his ex-girlfriend Whitney Wolfe accused the company of harassment and mismanagement. Mateen and Tinder president Sean Rad eventually settled. Wolfe went on to create the dating app, Bumble. [TMZ]Cathaleen Chen