Rihanna sues ex-accountants for millions in losses

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by Laura Matovina

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rihanna has sued her former accountants. She blames them for tens of millions of dollars in losses, shoddy bookkeeping, a failure to recommend she trim expenses when a 2009 tour was losing money and an ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue Service.

The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeks unspecified damages against New York-based Berdon LLP and two accountants. A Berdon spokeswoman said the company had no immediate comment.

Suing under her real name, Robyn Fenty alleges through her attorneys that the defendants drained tens of millions of dollars from revenues while she launched four national and international tours over a five-year period.

The suit says since firing the firm and its accountants in September 2010, Rihanna's fortunes already have reversed.

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