Beyonce’s sudden decision to fire father Mathew Knowles as her manager last March has exploded in charges and counter charges involving alleged theft, a sexual dalliance and the birth of a love child.
The details are contained in new court papers filed by Mathew in a bid set the record straight.
He blames giant tour promoter Live Nation Entertainment for causing the split in a power grab over his daughter’s career.
When the split took place, four months ago, however, Beyonce and her father said the move was amicable. At 30, Beyonce reportedly said she simply wanted her independence.
But Mathew, 60, now reveals in the court filings that he was fired for allegedly stealing money from his daughter’s previous tour. He denies the claim, according the gossip Web site TMZ.
Instead, he insists his ouster was engineered by Live Nation, which wanted control over Beyonce’s 2011 World Tour.
Mathew wants the judge to give him the right to depose Live Nation executives to force them to reveal the evidence.
Live Nation first informed Beyonce that Mathew “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to,” court papers state.
Beyonce ordered her law firm to audit tour finances and it reportedly discovered that Mathew had indeed stolen money.
But that’s not all.
Beyonce is apparently upset about her father’s 18-month affair with actress Alexsandra Wright.
Wright, who is best known for her role on the hit TV show “Scrubs,” named Mathew as the father of her child, Nixon, and a DNA test confirmed Mathew was the father in March.
The revelation ended his 30-year marriage.
The superstar is very close to her mother Tina Knowles.
Mathew managed the girl group Destiny’s Child, which included Beyonce, to stardom and later guided her successful solo career.
The singer is at the top of her game after a rousing performance at the Glastonbury Music Festival, and her new album 4 just hit No. 1 on the pop charts.
She’s also about to launch a clothing line. But this is one case where Daddy doesn’t know best.