Rihanna Wins Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Against Accountant
After going “effectively bankrupt” in 2009 from her accountant reportedly mismanaging her finances, singer Rihanna is seeing dollar signs. The bad gal pop star won a multi-million settlement after some shady money matters in the past.
Page Six reports:
Rihanna, suing under her real name Robyn Fenty, sued claiming accountant Peter Gounis and the firm Berdon LLP gave her the green light to buy a $7 million Southern California house even though she was bleeding cash in 2009.
“The defendants advised Ms. Fenty by e-mail that purchasing a home in Los Angeles ‘would be a good investment’ despite knowing Ms. Fenty was experiencing financial difficulties,” wrote Rihanna’s lawyer Edward Estrada. It was claimed that she lost $9 million, leaving her with just $2 million at the end of 2009.
Rihanna’s lawyers claimed Gounis was aware the house she was buying was rotting from water and mold damage, forcing her to spend more than $1 million on improvements before selling it for nearly $2 million less than what she paid.
Rihanna fired the accountants and sued them for $35 million in 2012.
Now, the firm has reportedly offered Rih, who’s worth an estimated $43 million, a $10 million settlement.