Beyonce's father has filed legal papers in a bid to clear his name over allegations he stole from his daughter while he was her manager.
Father and daughter parted company as business partners earlier this year (11), and now it has emerged what was behind the break-up.
In legal documents, obtained by Tmz.com, Mathew Knowles claims the singer is under the impression he stole a fortune from her - something he fervently denies.
He accuses Live Nation Entertainment bosses of telling his daughter that he "had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that (he) was not entitled to".
The Crazy in Love singer then alerted her legal eagles to the claims and they conducted an audit, concluding that Mathew had indeed taken money from her.
But Beyonce's dad maintains the theft accusations are false, and he is asking a judge to give him the right to take depositions of various people at Live Nation to determine just how they concluded he was a thief.