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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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31.

Jasmine    

It is clear they took advantage of her. Yes, they worked for her from the age of 16 to 21 but I do not expect a woman that young to know anything about real contracts. The 22% commission they took is outrageous when they are just accountants not her management team. I think both her accountants and her management team are to blame though. When she started that tour the plug should have been pulled early on. At that point in her career she was just a singles artist so having an expensive tour is just money out of her pocket, with no money coming in. I disagree that she is "clueless" about money now. This taught her a valuable lesson and at 24 she is young enough to recover her losses and make a great fortune.

718 days ago
32.

nanci    

I notice she is now running around Barbados trying to be the face of Barbados, I hope they get someone else who is more stable in their thinking. I side with the accountants, first rhianna bought that problem house, and that cost her millions in repairs. Some of her shows didnt sell enough tickets anyway.

718 days ago
33.

belinda123    

KEEP TRACK OFF YOUR ON MONEY STOP PARTYING SOO MUCH AND SHOPPING

718 days ago
34.

Detective. LaToya    

So if they told her this in 2009 why would she just start complaining in 2012? I know the girl is probably dumb as hell but that stupid? Also where is the do***ent that says she agreed to pay 22% and if she did she is dumb indeed. I know she's from Barbados and started out really young but she should know her ****. Who wants to end up broke after all that hard work? And 'm sure she doesn't want to end up back in Barbados and poor as hell. Stupid girl. I bet you won't see Jay-Z losing money, he's supposed to be her mentor and couldn't get somebody to manage her finances properly. Fail. Fail. Fail.

718 days ago
35.

lb    

THAT GIRL'S BEEN SMOKING TOO MUCH GANJA! ...AND SHE CAN'T BE HER OWN ACCOUNTANT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.

718 days ago
36.

Nekyra    

Rihanna is just have a messed up life now. She doing all that drinking and smoking and partying. She is 24yrs old when are you going to grow up boo boo?.. Go get a degree cause your music career won't reach far if you continue doing what your doing which is obviously not good... Grow up!!

718 days ago
37.

Kingces    

THIS A DUMB BITCH , PERIOD I HOPE . SHE DRINKS HERSELF RETARDED

717 days ago
38.

Lil-za    

She's ghetto! Shiver me timbers...and rattle ye bones... Go back to school and stop blaming people for your own stupidity!

169 days ago
39.

Lil-za    

Same **** with bieber.. If only they could get off the high mode and realize that what goes up must come down at some point including their feeble little brains. Just put the money and fame aside, go back to school and have something to fall back on when the music career dies. This way they can get a job once they land back to human territory . Are you listening Selena? Dumbness is free!

169 days ago
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