U2's Adam Clayton Sues Former Assistant for Allegedly Stealing $2.9 million
Published Dec 21, 2009In a rare U2 story that has nothing to do with the band's singer or his insufferable Christ complex, bassist Adam Clayton has taken legal action against his former personal assistant over a huge sum of missing money.
NME reports that the number involved is £1.8 million, which approximately converts to a staggering $2.9 million in Canadian funds. Clayton believes Carol Hawkins, his former assistant, "misappropriated" the funds to purchase a New York apartment, numerous cars and jewelry.
Hawkins's assets were frozen while the case is being investigated. In court, she admitted to "misappropriating" some of Clayton's funds, though she said the amounts were different than what she was accused of.
The case has been adjourned until January 18.