The legal battle between Rihanna & ex-accountant Peter Gounis begins to gather steam as Gounis has released his own statement countering Rihanna’s claims.
Riri had blamed Gounis for her losing almost $9million in 2009, but Gounis has retorted that he was paid to manage her finances, not give her spending advice.
Gounis claims Rihanna blew through millions of her own money by going on endless shopping sprees — buying roomfuls of designer shoes, clothes, and jewelry — and throwing extravagant parties for herself. He also claims she bailed on an expensive tour to shoot “Battleship,” which turned out to be a massive failure.
And despite Rihanna’s accusations, Gounis insists he never directed Rihanna to buy a dilapidated house that she later sold at a loss of $2million.
But even ignoring all that, Gounis says, “Was it really necessary to tell her that if you spend money for things you will end up with the things, and not the money?”
Gounis wants Rihanna’s lawsuit thrown out.