Actor and Daytime Emmy-winning producer Andre Bauth reached a settlement with tenants who alleged a building he co-owned and co-managed in Hollywood was riddled with vermin, faulty electrical wiring and worn flooring.
The 39-year-old Bauth, under the name Andre Salaman Bautista, was convicted in Van Nuys Superior Court in February 2017 of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing actor Clayton Haymes, a tenant in his Studio City home, in September 2015. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The Hollywood residents sued in September 2015, alleging the structure was decaying and in violation of numerous health and safety regulations. Their attorney, Eric Castelblanco, filed court papers April 2 stating that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
The building is located on Grace Avenue and has been designated by the city as a historical-cultural monument. The lawsuit’s allegations included breach of the warranty of habitability, negligence, retaliation and violations of the California Civil Code.
The suit alleged the building is plagued by vermin infestation as well as deteriorated flooring, walls, ceilings and cabinets. Other reported problems included inadequate fire protection, faulty electrical wires and outlets, inadequate heating and ventilation, improper sewage disposal, deteriorated walls and ceilings, inoperable doors and windows, malfunctioning plumbing systems and dampness, the suit alleged.
The residents complained often, but nothing was done, according to the suit.
Bauth and Haymes appeared in the film “El Landlord,” which Bauth produced.
Bauth received his Daytime Emmy for being a producer of the online soap opera series, “The Bay.”