The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a Bridgeport, Ill couple and their real estate agent has been charged with housing discrimination for refusing to sell a house to comedian, George Willborn. George Willborn is the co-host for the Michael Baisden Show.
The HUD complaint said the Willborns wanted to buy a five-bedroom home at 3300 S. Normal from Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia. It said that in January the Willborns accepted the Sabbias’ price of $1.7 million and prepared a final sales contract.
But the Sabbias declined to sign. HUD said that in an interview with an investigator, the agent for the property, Jeffrey Lowe of Lowe Group Chicago Inc., said Daniel Sabbia told him he would rather not sell to an African American. The HUD complaint names as respondents Lowe and Prudential Rubloff Properties, the firm with which Lowe Group is affiliated.