Many are calling Brad Pitt’s Make It Right homes, the Make It WRONG homes. Because the homes, which were supposed to rejuvenate the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, have brought on many problems. They are not structurally sound, and now one homeowner says a woman died from illness directly related to the shitty construction of those houses. QUICK, Brad, stage another photo-op with Jennifer Aniston to move the attention away from this mess.
Brad is already part of a lawsuit, a lawsuit he’s tried to get out of, that was filed by homeowners against his foundation Make It Right. They say that the homes are pieces of shit and the construction is crap. They also claim in their lawsuit that they complained to Brad’s Make It Right foundation, but their complaints were ignored. Make It Right blamed the architect and filed a lawsuit against them.
The homeowners have previously complained of mold caused by the busted construction, and now they say that one homeowner, Trudy Green, may have died as a result of living in one of those Hell holes. The Sun says that Trudy died in January 2018. Her family believes that toxic mold in her home played a part. Her brother-in-law, Reverend Charles Duplessis, told The Sun that Make It Right needs to look into the health problems of the people living in the homes they built.
“There ought to be someone who is checking the health of all these people with problems. It won’t bring Trudy back, but when you have an epidemic, you try to help those that are a part of it… If it went on with Trudy, how many other people are sick and could die? If it can be stopped, then people will be able to live longer… Where there’s injustice, there has to be justice. Sometimes it takes more than one voice, we need people to say that they want not just their houses examined, but their health, that’s much more important…To use the charity’s words, they have to make the houses right.”
A health inspector came to Trudy’s house and discovered “shocking levels of toxicity.” Trudy, who was a diabetic, was ordered to leave and moved into a rental home but then developed severe bronchitis and had breathing problems. She died a year and a half later.
There’s more sadness. A child may have been left with brain damage from mold in the house they were living in, and other residents of the ward have “severe respiratory problems” and use oxygen tanks to breathe.
Judith Keller, a professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, studied the houses and her research found that out of 109 houses, 44 required “significant repairs or renovations”, 17 had mold and/or rot, 6 were vacant, and over 60% of the properties had “fundamental issues.”
Rev. Charles, says the houses are not only killing residents, but they also devalue the entire neighborhood:
“The houses are still standing, but if people are sick and dying, then the houses will be devalued, and it affects our communities. One reason why we came back was to grow this community… The reason we worked with Make It Right is they assured us the houses would be safe. If we’d known this, we would never have sat down with them.”
So not only did Brad’s houses maybe kill a woman, but they’re also probably going to irreparably cripple a community already crippled after being hit with a hurricane.
Brad Pitt has got an Oscar to win, dammit, so expect him to respond to these claims by getting “caught” by a paparazzi as he sprays vinegar on those moldy houses. And yes, Aniston will be spraying vinegar at his side and they’ll be throwing lovey-dovey googly eyes at each other while doing so.