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Rihanna's Ex-Accountants

She Screwed Herself

Out of Millions!

8/13/2012 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

B0SS    

When her former manager explained to her why she was broke 5 years ago, Rihanna blamed her then fired her. poor thing will never learn.

699 days ago
17.

Mike    

I'll bet Rihanna will still be OK financially.

699 days ago
18.

Whatintheworld!?    

Poor RiRi. Maybe now she'll get out of the business of whining about losing Chris Brown and start taking care of her own financial business.

699 days ago
19.

Meggie24    

She lives an outrageously expensive lifestyle, which is fine if you can afford it and can maange it. Watching her in interviews though, I don't think she's bright enough to know which way to sit on a toilet seat.

699 days ago
20.

Revelations    

Another stupid celebrity, she should take care of her finances instead of going with losers and s***bags like chris brown

699 days ago
21.

Joan K    

You would think someone with that big of a forehead would have a smidgen of a brain, not so in this case I guess.

699 days ago
22.

Meanie    

Another one not so good with the math stuff...

699 days ago
23.

Phishie from Philly    

She lost millions because she had the same financial advisers as Shaq and Lamar Odem did on their bogus product.
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Phishie from Philly

699 days ago
24.

Tammy    

Do they invest her money? Because accountants just "account" for the money once you get it to them and don't do anything to cause profit or loss. As for them telling her that her tour is losing cash, they'd only know that AFTER the fact. So, she needs to sit her skanky butt down, shut up and see the mirror for blame to her financial woes!!!

699 days ago
25.

Dennis Johnson    

I am sure with in 10 years this poor stupid girl will be broke.She lives in another world and she tries to do nothing all the time.She is no Madonna and will soon be gone.

699 days ago
26.

scoopie    

Engagement letters generally don't give a money figure; it's more like an agreement of "you do this, we do that".

699 days ago
27.

bookboyz    

They Should Have Asked For 33% I Think They Would Of Got It. How The Hell Can She Conduct Her Business With A Blunt In Her Mouth And A Dick Between Her Legs?

699 days ago
28.

SpitBall    

Cash must be running low. Rather than produce a product that is market worthy on it's own merit, her "team" culls the files looking for someone with a bit of exposure so they can sue in order to replenish the petty cash. Standard operating procedure in the "entertainment" industry.

699 days ago
29.

Sincerity    

I'm not surprised. Realistically, it takes quite awhile to pay off the money investors put up to initially launch a performer. As I recall, Rihanna's mother is an "ACCOUNTANT"!!! She should have discussed her options with her and created a "realistic" budget rather than spending every dime she made. Too often when a person becomes successful very early in life they mistakenly believe they will "ALWAYS HAVE A RELIABLE CASH FLOW" which isn't realistic. Rihanna chose to surround herself with people who "RUBBER STAMPED" everything she wanted to do and now she's "PAYING THE PRICE" for having a "DAMN GOOD TIME" rather than "TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS"!!! YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN!!!

699 days ago
30.

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699 days ago
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