Beyonce’s firing of her dad as her manager is now believed to be the result of him stealing money from her.
According to legal papers obtained by TMZ, Mathew Knowles is claiming that Live Nation Entertainment made false claims about him to his daughter in the hopes of coming aboard her 2011 world tour.
“I’ve only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life, and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me,” Beyonce said in a statement on the termination in March.
“I grew up watching both he and my mother [Tina Knowles] manage and own their own businesses. They were hard-working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps,” she added.
While Mr. Knowles denies claims that he stole any money, Beyonce’s law firm conducted an audit that concluded that Knowles had in fact stolen money.
Mr. Knowles has asked a judge to take depositions from Live Nation employees to determine how they arrived at their conclusions.
Beyonce’s most recent album, “4”, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.