TMZ: Mo'Nique suing Georgia landlord over smelly house

The celebrity website  is reporting that actress Mo'Nique is suing her landlords in Georgia -- demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month rental contract -- because her house smells like dog feces.

The Academy Award-winning "Precious"  actress filed the papers in Fulton County in response to her landlords' lawsuit -- which claims the actress bailed on her two-year lease agreement, signed in March, and owes $370,000 in unpaid rent and other charges, the website reported Friday.

But, according to TMZ,  Mo'Nique insists there's a good reason she's walking out on the rental contract -- the house stinks of dog feces, wet dog, and urine (of unknown origin) ... not to mention an overflowing septic tank.

And, according to TMZ, Mo'Nique also said the house had a bad mold problem and the security gate was broken.

TMZ also said that Mo'Nique claims she struck a verbal agreement with the landlords, allowing her to renege on her contract with 60 days' notice because of all the problems -- but Mo' claims her landlords aren't living up to their word.