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Rihanna's Ex-Accountants

She Screwed Herself

Out of Millions!

8/13/2012 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rihanna's ex-accountants just fired back at the R&B singer's lawsuit against them, claiming the MILLIONS RiRi says she lost was her own fault and they had SQUAT to do with it.

If you recall ... RiRi sued her former accounting firm -- Berdon LLP -- claiming they mismanaged her dough and failed to inform her that her 2009 "Last Girl on Earth" tour was losing cash.

The singer also alleged, the accounting firm took an above standard commission from her ... at a whopping 22%.

In legal docs ... Berdon strikes back, claiming any accusations of shoddy accounting and money mismanagement are BS ... they add that the commission they took was signed off on by RiRi in an engagement letter that gave them permission to do so.

The accountants are adamant ... it was RiRi's "own financial action or inaction" or the actions of others working for her that caused her to lose MILLIONS ... not them.

Berdon LLP is asking that RiRi be awarded ZILCH from the suit. A judge has yet to rule.

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Pinky Swayerz    

She doesn't strike me as the responsible financial type.

768 days ago
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Max Smart    

I can't believe I'm saying this, but the accountants should win this one. She is obviously clueless about money and mildly irresponsible (at best).

768 days ago
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Jordan    

Rhiananna is there anyone you don't blame for your problems rule #1 always keep the checkbook with you. You are really starting to sound like Lindsay Lohan it is someone else fault.

768 days ago
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Bob    

I'm so happy this article left out the word "talent". If it said she was talented, I would know if was just a made up story.

768 days ago
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Jordan    

Harvey will Her sexy body help her persuade the judge.

768 days ago
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JMP    

All this chick does in hanging out on yachts - and who's gonna blame her - but does she even know how much these "holidays" cost her???

768 days ago
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LDB    

Stupid whore

768 days ago
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LK    

SHE MIGHT B HOT SOMETIMES BUT THE FACT IS SHE A NASTY DIRTY HO ALL THE TIME TEAM BREEZY LOL

768 days ago
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Yup    

I've got to side with the accountants on this one. Riri has shown herself to be a dimwitted attention whoring tramp; I'll bet everything was explained to her in detail but, like most hollywood idiots, she just couldn't be bothered to listen. The most telling thing will be the engagement letter that she supposedly signed, in which she agreed to the accountants commission. If that's found out to be correct, then she should just shut her yap.

768 days ago
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LDB    

All beauty but no brain

768 days ago
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Jordan    

Rhianna was too busy banging Chris Brown and Drake to take the time to read the contract she signed with her accountant. I could only imagine the overcost of her S&M tour.

768 days ago
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BB in CA    

The fur hag Rihanna says, "I want my beer money."

768 days ago
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Oh A 💛💋    

Of course she couldnt handle her financial stuff by her self she dumb ass hell !

768 days ago
14.

Wedding Dresses    

So, choose the bridesmaid height than the new slightly higher or slightly lower.

768 days ago
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joe    

Why does she let her accountants charge her by % considering she makes a boatload of money. Can't she get a per hour or per form or return type of fee instead?

I'm no CPA, so wanted to ask if 22% is normal and why do they charge so much?

Another question would be, how much does she actually have left after her fees, considering her taxes are probably at the 50% range and the another 22% of the gross to the accountants? Not considering other costs.

So if she makes $30m, and 15 goes to taxes and another 6.6 to the accountant, $30m quickly goes down to 8.4 which is still more than I'll ever see but a lot lot less than the 30, in fact just 28% left of what you got paid. Is this computation correct?

768 days ago
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