Former 'Next' Singer RL Files For Bankruptcy
It's on to the next one for singer R.L. The former frontman of '90s R&B group Next, real name Robert Lavelle Huggar has filed for bankruptcy, theJasmineBRAND.com reports.
He reportedly filed for bankruptcy in Georgia Federal Court, claiming he had only $50 in cash and $3,500 in assets and a total of $116,132 owed to creditors. His debt consists of $6,000 in back child support, nearly $49,000 to the Internal Revenue Service and $61,000 to American Express.
The documents list Huggar's assets including a $300 computer, $500 in clothing, $150 dining room set, $1,500 in recording equipment and a $500 bedroom set. He allegedly made $5,000 in 2013 from recording and earned zero income in 2011 and 2012 from his music career.
"To be clear, RL did in fact file for bankruptcy,” his rep said. “To be clearer, he did not LOSE or squander anything. Years ago, he was robbed by his accountant for a substantial amount of money and has been trying to rectify several matters, as the accountant, who also swindled several celebrity clients, is now deceased. As a result, RL filed for bankruptcy for the financial himself and his family, and he continues to recover from the situation.”
Next was best known for their singles "Too Close" and "Wifey."