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Beyonce's professional split with her dad sparked by stolen funds? Matthew Knowles takes those claims to court

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Beyoncé and her father/longtime manager Matthew Knowles parted ways professionally in a seemingly amicable way back in March.

But now some odd details of the split are coming to light: Yesterday, Knowles filed papers in a Houston court claiming that Live Nation—the massive concert conglomerate behind Beyoncé’s past tours—erroneously fingered him for stealing money from his daughter, which eventually led to his ousting as her manager.

According to the documents, which EW has obtained, Knowles claims the touring company made “false statements” to Beyoncé that he had pilfered funds while he was her manager. That led to an October 2010 audit conducted by Beyoncé’s legal team, and his subsequent firing.

Knowles claims he didn’t steal anything and has asked to depose Live Nation employees about how they came to their conclusions in the audit.

A spokesperson for Live Nation had no comment on the matter, and representatives for Beyoncé have yet to return requests from EW.

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