May 4, 2017


Thieving Alanis Morissette Manager Gets 6 Years in Prison

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Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Alanis Morissette's former business manager Jonathan Todd Schwartz just received a six-year prison sentence for embezzling $4.8 million from the "Ironic" singer. The theft occurred from 2010-14, and Schwartz also admitted to stealing roughly $2 million from other clients. He was ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and will spend six years behind bars and another three under supervised release.

“I lied repeatedly to the people who mattered most to me. I alone am responsible for the devastation. I will spend the rest of my life asking for forgiveness," Schwartz said in court. The Associated Press writes than Morissette "made a pitch for a lengthy and severe sentence saying he stole more than her money—he stole her dreams." 

Schwartz was fired from GSO Business Management, which claims many stars as clients. The AP says he "was said to represent Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who both appeared at a fundraiser last year in support of a heart disease charity he founded."

Schwartz published an apology letter in The Hollywood Reporter last month, explaining that his gambling addiction, stress and at times drug abuse led to his actions. Morissette's reply? "I would be apprehensive to believe any words that come out of Jonathan Schwartz's mouth."

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