Rihanna Over-Taxed Because of Caribbean Nationality?

June 9, 2011 ‐ By TheEditor

(NY Post) –A tax lawyer working for Gucci tried to soak Rihanna for 30 percent of a lucrative endorsement deal after learning the pop star was from Barbados, according to an explosive discrimination suit.

Plaintiff Josephine Robinson says she was working on Rihanna’s contract with the Italian fashion house in 2008 when she got the shocking directive from her boss, international tax counsel Stan Sherwood.

“When Sherwood discovered that Rihanna was from a Caribbean island, he told Robinson to ‘tax the hell out of her’ and find a way to allow Gucci to withhold 30 percent of her fee,” according to Robinson’s suit.

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  • Natprime

    Ok so did she take legal action or did he and Gucci get away with it? Follow up Please!

  • huh

    wow, shouldn't be a surprise because business people will do whatever they can to make a buck, but that just doesn't sound right.

  • So now the Caribbean is a nation? She's of Bajan nationality or Caribbean descent. This is what journalism has come to.