Morissette Sues Management

Alanis Morissette’s former manager stole more than $4.7 million from her accounts and the management company actively covered up the thievery, the singer alleges in a lawsuit filed May 17.  

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The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga.

Jonathan Schwartz, who was a partner at GSO Business Management, was Morissette’s business manager from 2009 until March.

After firing Schwartz for failing to respond to requests for information, Moreissette’s new manager allegedly found records of at least 116 separate cash transfers to Schwartz, totaling $4,767,900.

The “cover up” began once her new manager brought the cash distributions to Schwartz and GSO’s attention, the suit claims.

The “Ironic” singer feels the defendants’ acts “caused substantial damage to Morissette well in excess of $15,000,000.” Schwartz is also being sued by GSO in an attempt to expel him from the firm and gain compensation for damages.

His clients, who have included athlete Antonio Cromartie, will be managed by GSO’s remaining members, it said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. Schwartz could not be reached for comment at press time.