July 5, 2012


Rihanna Sues Ex-Accountants, Says She Lost Millions

Dave J Hogan
Dave J Hogan

The music industry, specifically those who handle the cashola, is looking more and more like the entertainment world's ultimate haven for sheisty businessmen. And now there's another alleged victim: Rihanna has filed a lawsuit against her former accountants, claiming they squandered millions of her dollars and got her audited by the IRS.

According to Reuters, Rihanna's lawsuit accuses Berdon LLP of New York and two of the company's accountants of breach of contract and negligence. She says they caused her "significant financial losses" from 2005 to 2010 by charging very high commissions from her 2010 Last Girl On Earth Tour, as well as mishandling her taxes and not monitoring unpaid song royalties. It's also alleges that they failed to "maximize" her personal wealth. Rihanna is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

Both of her ex-accountants have since left the accounting firm. Rihanna, who was 16 when she hired them, was called in the lawsuit "a minor with a booming music career and no knowledge or understanding of financial matters whatsoever."

Let us know which Rihanna track this whole fiasco makes you want to listen to in the comments.