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Rihanna is launching a lawsuit against her former accountants and cites millions in losses.
The “We Found Love” singer filed the lawsuit before it was revealed on Thursday in Manhattan Federal Court, suing New York’s Berdon LLP and specifically two of the accountants that she’s worked with from the firm.
According to The NY Daily News, the lawsuit states that Rihanna, real name Robyn Fenty, hired the company in 2005 to be her financial managers at the start of her career at 16 years old.
However, she’s accusing the company of mismanaging the funds earned on her Last Girl on Earth Tour from 2009, resulting in the singer losing million of dollars.
She also accuses them of failing to properly file tax returns, making her become audited by the IRS, as well as not telling her about unpaid royalties she has earned.
"Despite having earned millions of dollars in revenues during Berdon's tenure Fenty learned that her net income after payment of expenses and exorbitant commissiones to defendant was a fraction of that amount," states the lawsuit.
Reuters reports that Rihanna names Berdon’s Michael Mitnick and Peter Gounis in the suit and she’s seeking an unspecified amount in monetary compensation.