Famed celebrity psychic Uri Geller and two partners lost a federal lawsuit citing that the owners of Elvis Presley‘s home had reneged on a deal to buy the pre-Graceland abode via eBay.
The King had bought the 3,000-square-foot ranch house with his early song royalties. Elvis and family resided there for 13 months before fans forced them out to a more sedate and secluded Graceland.
Psychic Geller, who shot to fame by bending spoons on TV in the 1970s – allegedly by the power of his ‘undeniable ‘mental mastery – had the winning bid to acquire the former -Elvis home for $905,100 from owners Cindy Hazen and Mike Freeman.
But the deal fell through when they said Geller’s group altered the terms of the real estate deal, rending it unacceptable.
Geller claims they stiffed him to close a deal with Nashville record producer Mike Curb who bought the El-home for $1mil.
U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla ruled the eBay auction was more of an advertising venue than a binding sales contract.
Even if it was a contract, the judge ruled, Geller breached it when they changed the closing terms.
Didn’t see that one coming – did ya, Uri?