Alanis Morissette’s former manager Jonathan Schwartz admitted in a Los Angeles court that he embezzled $4.8 million from the singer-songwriter, as well as another $2 million combined from other clients.
Schwartz worked with the Ottawa-native between 2009 and 2016. His duties included “collecting income, managing investment accounts, and paying bills on her behalf,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Last May, Morissette filed a $15 million lawsuit against Schwartz, arguing that he and his company convinced her that she was in great financial shape when in actuality, he was draining her accounts in ways that “could have led to financial ruin.”
Schwartz’s successor, Howard Grossman, discovered over 100 transfers from Morissette’s accounts to Schwartz’s. Most of the money was invested in illegal marijuana businesses, according to the singer’s lawsuit.