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U2 Bassplayer Suing Former Assistant For $7 Million


Adam Clayton, bass player for Irish rock band U2, is suing his former personal assistant, who he claims misappropriated $7.5 million of his money over a five-year period.

According to Clayton, former assistant Carol Hawkins begun misappropriating his funds prior to the March 2005 launch of U2's Vertigo Tour.

Clayton is seeking full restitution from Hawkins, who, according to Irish Central, has already admitted to using Clayton's credit cards and taking about $16,500 of his money without authorization.

Clayton has also filed suit against Bank of Ireland Private Banking and the accounting firm Gaby Smyth & Co. The rocker is seeking nearly $7 million in damages for the firm's "alleged negligence and breach of contract." Clayton says that the accountants told him that the misappropriated sum was significantly lower than what it actually was.

A ruling is expected in the next few weeks.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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