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Beyonce's Dad: I Didn't Steal from My Daughter!

7/11/2011 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce's dad has filed legal papers which now explain why the singer fired him as her manager -- he claims she's under the impression he stole lots of money from her, and say it's a bad rap.

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In the documents -- obtained by TMZ -- Mathew Knowles claims Live Nation Entertainment wanted desperately to sink its fangs into Beyonce's 2011 world tour.   According to the docs, Mathew claims Live Nation told Beyonce that Mathew "had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to." 

Mathew claims Live Nation was effective, because Beyonce had her law firm conduct an audit, and the law firm concluded Mathew had indeed pilfered money from her.  Beyonce then fired him.

Mathew claims after he was canned, Beyonce hired a manager who had worked as a former exec at Live Nation and maintained a relationship with the company.

Mathew insists the theft accusations by Live Nation are false, and he wants the judge to give him the right to take depositions of various people at Live Nation, to determine just how they concluded he was a thief.

We could not reach Beyonce's rep for comment.

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weird al yankovich    

my my how we all lose focus when we're rich

NOTE TO BEYONCE

This man gave birth to you

Don't EVER forget where you came from

Even if he did steal, scripture says to forgive and ESPECIALLY when it comes to your father

Seems like someone has a good case of poverty to riches and forgetting where they came from. Figures

peace

WEIRD

1179 days ago
2.

Ehécatl    

Who cares about this? Why isn´t TMZ covering the sleazy, celebrity-studded scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch and his imploding media empire? Could it have something to do with that company called Fox?

1179 days ago
3.

Muppet    

She didn't give her father a chance to ask any questions? They didn't tell him how they come to that conclusion? Stupid of her to fire her father! They probably wanted HIM out of the picture so THEY could steal from her without being caught!

1179 days ago
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Reta    

Hey "Wierd" keep your ****in religion out of it...a theif is a theif and a dad OR mom should not manage their kid...it ALWAYS leads to troubles...remember all the kid stars that are now broke because their parents stole their money?
Parents should NOT be getting rich off their childrens talents. It just isn't right.

1179 days ago
5.

en Todo Momento!!    

"...isa jesta borrowed long turr'm!!"

1179 days ago
6.

CJ    

weird al yankovich 10 minutes ago
my my how we all lose focus when we're rich

NOTE TO BEYONCE

This man gave birth to you
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Really? Cuz I'm pretty sure it was her mother that gave birth to Beyonce. Unless Mathew has a uterus. Just sayin....

1179 days ago
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liz29892    

I see people are already slagging Beyonce off without knowledge of the story even being true. Who is the source? Where are the do***ents?

Just another cheap headline.

1179 days ago
8.

MikeD    

It all just goes to show.. never do BUSINESS with relatives.. simple as that ! Especially business with MONEY... too many chances for misunderstandings at the least !

1179 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Oh my. Sorry to her father and child are going through this sort of thing. I guess business is business.

1179 days ago
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about 2 yrs ago    

KARMA!!! B-yotch!!!!

She steals from other big talented singers, etc.

Now it is the universe making you pay, for real.

Love it!!!!

For G's sake, she doesn't even sing for real anymore...unless it is for a group she feels is "worth it". We wasted money on her before. Never again! We were one of the groups that she felt was only good for the "dancing lip sync".

Hee, hee.

1179 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Weird Al the closest Beyonce has ever been to poverty in her life is when Matthew quit his job as an IBM executive to focus solely on his teenaged daughter's career.

1179 days ago
12.

Honey Badger Don't Care    

Sounds like a job for Honey Badger

1179 days ago
13.

janet    

Can Knowles herself proove her father stole from her? No. That's just what she was told.

Knowles can be getting stolen from her own financial people and never no it. How many times do we hear it's management...espically when the IRS get's involved.

1179 days ago
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Horndog    

Is that Ike Turner or Jim Brown?

1179 days ago
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MDS    

he made her stupid azz. She should give him whatever he wants

1179 days ago
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