Rihanna's war with her former accounting firm, Berdon LLP, is starting to heat up. Rihanna sued the New York-based firm last month accusing them of bad bookkeeping.
In her suit filed in a Manhattan federal court under her real name, Robyn Fenty, the singer said that Berdon LLP failed to inform her that her 2009 Last Girl On Earth tour had managed "significant net losses," despite the fact that revenue was up. The suit further claims that the accounting firm took 22% of the revenue while only paying Rihanna 6%.
The suit says that the defendants took millions from revenues from four national and international tours over five years.
TMZ is reporting that in new legal documents Berdon is firing back.
Berdon says that any accusation of mismanagement are not true. They maintain that "the commission they took was signed off on by RiRi in an engagement letter that gave them permission to do so."
Berdon claims that it was Rihanna's "own financial action or inaction" or the actions of others working for her that caused her to lose millions and they are not at fault.
The accounting firm is asking that Rihanna be awarded nothing from the lawsuit. A judge has not yet ruled.