We all need to say a little prayer for legendary singer Dionne Warwick in hopes they don’t lock her ass up since she’s about to battle the IRS in court next year. But I’m sure she can handle whatever those hussies throw at her because this fight has been ongoing for quite some time.
According to The Blast, a federal court judge has cleared off four days for the trial, which starts on March 6, 2019 in New Jersey. Dionne, who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2013, has been at odds with the government over her taxes because she claims her bank account is a quarter tank away from empty, but the feds are like “Do you know your way to the court house?” They want their money now!
Dionne filed for bankruptcy in 2013, with assets totaling only $25,500 but liabilities in the amount of $10,727,429. She blamed a business manager for her finances being a mess. Most of her debt was tax-related with $6,964,466.87 being owed to Uncle Sam.
The case has dragged on for years due to the singer suing the government over her issues with the tax division. Warwick was seeking a court order discharging her $7 million tax debt from 1990 – 2008 and for a judge to order the IRS not be allowed to seize her assets over the debts.
There was also a very messy portion of this case where Dionne accused the IRS of violating terms of a court order when they tried to shake her down for over $70,000 from alleged unpaid taxes between 2011-2012. In retaliation, the IRS slapped back at her with a quick “Not today Gran’Mom!” since they claim they made that discovery because she failed to report the income on her returns for that time period. Things ain’t looking too good for Dionne and I hope the end result isn’t her having to sell all her nice stuff on eBay or running down to the nearest pawn shop with arms full of furs and diamonds just to pay back the tax man. One thing’s for sure, we know she won’t go down without a fight. And if she’s still just as combative and “Bitch Please” as she was during her time on The Apprentice then I’ma need cameras in that court room everyday.