Rihanna sued her former accountants Thursday, blaming them for tens
of millions of dollars in losses, shoddy bookkeeping, a failure to
recommend she trim expenses when a 2009 tour was losing money and an
ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue Service. The lawsuit in federal
court in Manhattan sought unspecified damages against New York-based
Berdon LLP and two accountants. A Berdon spokeswoman said the company
had no immediate comment.
The singer, suing under her real name, Robyn Fenty, alleged through
her attorneys that the defendants drained tens of millions of dollars
from revenues while she launched four national and international tours
over a five-year period.