The gloves are off in the fight between Rihanna and her ex-accountant  the money man is now firing back in their legal battle over $9 million the singer claims she lost on his watch calling her a financially impaired moron.

Accountant Peter Gounis filed the response to Rihanna’s lawsuit, insisting he was hired to record and manage her financial accounts NOT give her rudimentary 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.

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.Read more:…#ixzz2wXv0dwWK

Sounds like she was making a bunch of emotional purchases to fill the void of happiness.

  • Reverand Sanford

    An accountant’s job is to manage the books not to give financial advice.

  • joe

    See how these celebrities always blame their accountants after they spend TONS of foolishly spent dollars on vain and materialistic extravagence. then try and save face blamin others

  • BzB

    i bet he lined his pockets nicely while she was blowing money fast

  • Carlito R

    Well I have read and heard so many horrible stories on how celebrities go broke. Surprisingly the #1 reason is usually NOT because of their over the top, flashy lifestyle. The #1 reason is because they trusted the wrong people to watch over their money. #2 reason is making bad business investments. #3 reason (at least for black celebrities) is having to support a lot of family members, close friends and entourages. #4 is the flashy lifestyle.

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    • Hot Rod

      Yeah I agree with all that too.

    • Mo

      Agreed, A lot of black celebs don’t like paying professionals top dollar to do their job, they would rather cut corners and pay the price in the long run.

      ANS posted a recent story about Rihanna going from 11 to 2 million on a bad investment before making 40m.

      • 1luv

        MC Hammer comes to my mind based off what Carlito R said.

        • John John

          I use to tell people the same thing. Its not necessary the fancy cars, clothes, jewelry or big houses that leave people broke. Its all the sharks like managers, accountants, business people, investors, IRS, etc that will try to suck you dry. Youre almost better off blowing all the money on yourself and be broke then to give it all away to the sharks and be broke.

  • d.s.g777

    I’d watch my own money. Trust no one.

  • asas

    ok but she won the case so she was 100% right