Mathew Knowles and Beyonce at The 47th Annual Grammy Awards

Mathew Knowles, the father of Beyonce and Solange Knowles, has filed a defamation countersuit alleging a law firm spread lies about him auctioning off Beyonce's personal belongings and memorabilia.

Knowles, 66, is accusing his former lawyers, Lang Ferrer PLLC, of running up his lawyer's fees and spreading lies that he sold Beyonce's things at auction.

The law firm sued Knowles last year, accusing him of refusing to pay them $50,000 for work they performed, according to The Blast.

The lawsuit alleges Knowles held a silent auction to sell off Beyonce's belongings during the 2017 Super Bowl weekend.

They claim he hid the proceeds from the auction to avoid paying off debt he owed to creditors, including their law firm.

Knowles has denied the allegations and he countersued the law firm for defamation.

Knowles confirms he did hold a silent auction to sell off athletic gear and sports items. He claimed the law firm repeatedly circulated damaging stories about him being broke and selling Beyonce's stuff.

In his countersuit he accused the law firm of threatening to make things “ugly for him” if he did not pay what Knowles called “excessive and unreasonable” legal invoices, The Blast reports.

Knowles alleges the damaging stories ruined his business dealings with people who said they could not work with him because he auctioned off Beyonce's memorabilia.

via The Blast -- The lost deals included one with Port Royal Resort worth $175 million. In addition, Knowles claims Texas Southern University cited the auction as one of the reasons why he could not be conferred a tenured professorship. He also claims he lost out on a deal to license a music catalog of more than 3,000 songs.

Knowles is demanding his lawsuit continue on and is asking the court not to dismiss the counter-suit.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • EMILY POST

    Matthew Knowles took a unknown music group to the top of the charts. I wish him nothing but success in his future business dealings.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • iWasteTime

    lololol
    This headline man.
    She about to get all kind of hate for no reason.
    Y'all know, no one read all that

  • free

    a tenured professorship??? in what?

  • Gloria

    His daughters both have successful careers due to his mentorship and guidance. Why they got they daddy out here like this?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Got nothing for this entire family ... I know the whole truth about them. All liars . Fugg em ... Justice is and will be served

  • Phillybruh

    Why she got this man out here having to resort to this. Joe would never...lol

  • Yardgirl

    Knowles confirms he did hold a silent auction to sell off athletic gear and sports items.
    ****************************
    Soooooo he DID sell some items. The headline is misleading *kanye shrug*

  • iWasteTime

    That is what I said. She's about to get roasted, for no reason.

  • Junkanoo

    ???????

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I cannot stand Mathew as of late. He played an amazing part of the QUEENS life but he has resorted to trash since the departure. It's obvious that he is mad because he messed up his own damn marriage. Now he is required to settled. These HOES who messed up families are not worth it.

  • iWasteTime

    I thought we were getting a :
    Safaree post
    Monique and CTG
    Jamie asking Mariah to sing at Floyd party and she said " I get paid to do that" ... lol love her

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Hey Jenie boo how do you know about the QUEEN? Do you live in Texas?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He messed that up

  • Safaree’s ?

    Smh Mathew is a mess.

  • Safaree’s ?

    They're not responsible for a grown man who obviously knows wrong from right.

  • SpillyNillie

    Chile! Monique and CTG wore me thin! LOL

  • Safaree’s ?

    Girl, I had to change my screen name in honor of Safaree ?lol.

  • tintin

    has BEy completely shut her father out?

  • iWasteTime

    your name!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    She has not, nor his kids or BMs

  • Kanyade

    Good Monday Morning everyone.
    Lord, what Maffew up tew, tuhday?
    Look at this:

    "Knowles, 66, is accusing his former lawyers, Lang Ferrer PLLC, of
    running up his lawyer’s fees and spreading lies that he sold Beyonce’s
    things at auction."

    then...

    "Knowles confirms he did hold a silent auction..."

    LOL. Reminds me of this.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/v8t2fibMXIv60/giphy.gif
    https://media.giphy.com/media/f1tdtyDd6qnJe/giphy.gif

  • bella28498 .

    every since this man messed over is family is life hasn't been the same. smh...stupidity at its finest!

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!!

  • Guest©

    True. All some ppl need to see is Beyonce and they go off.

  • bella28498 .

    agreed

  • Yardgirl

    LOL!!! Perfect!!

  • what?why

    Go get em Mathew - you put fatherhood first and keep getting screwed over. Time to stop ... They probably blame him for marrying Jay Z (another cheating daddy).

  • what?why

    Trashy he is not - have you seen his wife - very classy and beautiful.

  • Ni Ni

    Did yall see Matthew on Sweetie Pies? He walked in the restaurant and asked Charles if he knew who he was; Charles did not know him.

  • Gloria

    Oh ok. I guess family doesn't mean anything to some people ?????

  • Gloria

    What did he do to them exactly?

  • Kemi

    What goes around, come around. Guess Bey is done n don’t want to have nothing with this ish. This is a serious money mess.

  • Safaree’s ?

    Girl he cheated on their mother,..and he stole from his eldest daughter. Besides Beyonce still talks to him.

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Safaree’s ?

    Girl I had to honor him today ?

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    I would agree, if he was still on deck Beyonce probably would have gotten her EGOT EMMY GRAMMY OSCAR TONY. Her career would be on whole other level. There never would have the raunchy classless low budget Drunk in love project

    As well On the run tour and Lemonade would never have been part of her legacy.

    Now.....now......she have to live in regret when she looks at what she accomplished as body of work

  • iWasteTime

    Girl! Word. I logged on to Twitter and said DAMN!

  • iWasteTime

    Sure did.
    She went off on a female radio host too.
    I want her to win but ughhh

  • JRock

    Okay so we know Mattie the Mule (does anyone see the resemblance?) was Beyantze's manager and I think he should get props for propelling her career to a whole notha' level. However, unless you were a fly on the wall no one outside of the "need to know" circle really knows the real reason why she quit him. But I thought that the light-skin-ded dude was Beyantze's biological father and that Mattie the Mule was Solange and Kelly's biological father. The camel and the mule. Whew. These menses stay cheating Beyantze the ostrich, don't they?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Messy Matty much need some child support money.
    Condoms would have been cheaper.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Rich people problems.

  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    I said the same!! ????

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He cheated on his wife and hurt his daughters by doing so. He let those hoes help attack his household.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Didn't she help break the marriage up????

  • Solstice

    Hey lady!! ?? All is well this way! Had to discontinue a few for the 2018.?? ? New beginnings/regeneration. I am well, taking care of myself and this hip! Looking forward to all that is good! How are you ??

  • Safaree’s ?

    Girl did you see the video?
    I was over here like.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2befcf11795d3e303a87fb67b4e7c573ec184dd3729008f9c37a2232053f21f.gif

    ?It looked so thick and heavy ?No wonder Nicki kept him around for so long.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    She keeps a basic bish pressed.

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's because he was virtually unrecognizable.

  • You Could Never

    Someone out here needs to honor him EVERY DAMN DAY. And twice on Sunday. Hell thrice.

  • Safaree’s ?

    ?..

  • U gon learn today

    How did he do that exactly? Matthew Knowles didn’t sing one note or perform one dance step. He may have managed the business side of their careers but it was their fans who took them to the top of the charts by buying their music and going to their concerts. As Beyonces husband would say “Oh you made Hov? Then make another one”.

    Give Knowles credit for getting Destiny Child’s exposure, but beyond that he did nothing but manage a group.

  • Berry Melon

    Beyantze, sounds like some sort of drug. xD

  • Solstice

    Lmbao!! Wooo exactly!

  • EMILY POST

    He was a great Manager and he did his job well. Beyonce is a big deal and it is because of her dad and his management... and his decisions.. Destiney Child had a great reputation a good image uhmmmm Do you see todays artists?? Its kind of like Brandys mom... Some peoples parents do a great job managing their kids careers. Matthew did a great job with Destineys Child and Beyonce.

  • RespectSelf

    Probably because of how dirty Bey got with him out of spite. It's one thing to not do business with him and it's another to try to make it where he will have problems doing business in general.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????? doing great gal....

  • U gon learn today

    Beyonce is a big deal because of the work she puts in and her ability to draw an audience. Not trying to take anything away from Matthew because he definitely influenced his daughters professionalism and impeccable work ethic. But managing someone’s career does not mean that you are responsible for their success. Matthew contributed 25%, Destinys Child was responsible for the other 75%.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I don't see what Bey did to him. She has always been a great child along with Solo.

  • Marquita

    I was over this fool after he claimed he thought his ex wife was a white woman for months before they got together. Bitch please. He is not that old and too dam black to be that dam dumb. Coonery at its finest.

  • Marquita

    You can see matthew face all in Beyonce. Aint nobody but that man her father. Have a seat.

  • JRock

    That is hilariously funny. LMAO. That was a good one @berrymelon!

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • ?Royalty?

    Lmaooo????

  • ?Royalty?

    *runs off to find these Safaree pics everybody's referencing* ??????????

  • JRock

    I said "I thought" the light-skin-ded dude was her father. That's the dude that is reportedly Tina's first husband. Of course I don't know for sure who the hell her father is but she and the other dude do look alike.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Beyoncé is wrong

    Put some respeck on Matthew Knowles name! This is sad. Beyoncé is a grown woman with her own cheating ass husband to deal with. She forgives him but can’t forgive the man who conceived her and made her famous. Say what you will, but this man loved Beyoncé and sacrificed his life for her career! She would be a Texas housewife or baller’s wife if it wasn’t for her daddy, cause Lord knows she’s kinda slow. Like Oprah said in The Butler, everything Beyoncé has in life she owes to her daddy. She should be ashamed of herself.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    All I could do is shake my head when I read that.

  • Kayke

    He did not. Those girls didn't get to the top of the charts until they started writing their own music and imagery. Matthew Knowles is the friend that told you xyz company is hiring, but you went with your degrees and pass the test and interviews, then got hired. Matthew will tell the world how he got you the job, but did he really? all he did was tell you about it.
    Why hasn't Matthew taken any other groups or indidviduals to the top. Even with using Bey's name to give seminars on how to be a star.

  • EMILY POST

    Matthew knowles main star got married and snatched away. Thats like when Tommy Mottola lost Mariah Carey or Clive Davis with no Whitney Houston... What are you talking about losing Beyonce is a big deal financially etc.

  • iWasteTime

    Yes !! OMG is right and the memes to go with it ... lol. Women are here for it

  • Kayke

    No. She still worked with her Daddy years after her marriage. She dumped him after all the lawsuits from other folks who were equally responsible for Destiny child's and Beyonce success, were not being paid. Allegedly, Matthew was taking and keeping the money. Then, his side baby was the last straw and she cut ties. Like 4 yrs after she was married. Matthew is shady and his own daughter couldn't put up with it anymore.

  • Trace da Ace

    big yawn......next!

  • EMILY POST

    She is a big deal also because of her team of people... She is a hard worker but her dad did his thing for her career... I like the way he moved for his daughter and he kept her classy and #1... Her dad did a good job in an industry full of vultures...

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Liah

    cause Lord knows she’s kinda slow.
    LMAO...I agree 100%!!!!!

  • Liah

    U gotta look @ the old pics of her...Prior to plastic surgery

  • Cannelle

    Thank you. I was like da HELL? And some black people were around agreeing with him. smdh

  • Meme

    Is this man getting early onset Alzheimer's, he's just humiliating himself from post to pillar what's the matter with him. He's claiming Beyonce is only famous because she bleached her skin or something he is crazy, Bridget Kelly and several people have not had Beyonce's success and yet are naturally lighter. Then there are people who are not light and where successful eg Whitney Lauren hill (but she refused to sell her soul). He needs to be truthful and say Beyonce sold her soul (allegedly) instead of covering up with foolishness that makes him look crazy and embarrassing

  • mark1984

    get your money Matt........

  • Luvn_it

    Why do people always mention Whitney and Lauryn? That was a whole different era. Please name someone darkskinned from this era who has the fame of Beyoncé or Rihanna and lets stop using people from the past. People can name 50/11 light chics who didn't make it, but here the thing You actually know their NAMES!!!. But can barely name 5 darkskinned chics this generation.

  • KLo

    reap what you sow lowlife

  • Meme

    Oh I'm sorry do people ALWAYS mention those 2 ladies....well that was their era today is Beyonce and rihanna tomorrow will be someone else...when I say tomorrow please don't rake me too literally

    1 Any braxton (or nah)
    2 jasmine sullivan
    3 Melanie Fiona (does she count)
    4 Mary j blige(?)
    5. Ciara
    Brandi
    Monica
    Janelle monae

    However I could not also tell you whether they have sold their soul to diablo however rumor has it rihanna and Beyonce have....or are you gonna say the 5 above I mentioned have but the devil is racist colourist too?

    Ironically you can only come up with rihanna and Beyonce ?

  • Faithz

    You are so on point.

  • Faithz

    I see no L!!es, Thanks.

  • what?why

    Like it or not Meme - there is a colorism problem. Open your eyes and think .... Why do you think Beyonce wears blonde wigs, lightens her skin, all the plastic surgery - Jay too, IT SELLS AND MONEY COMES IN. Sad but true.

  • starbright9449

    Lmaooooooooooo

  • starbright9449

    I think Bey forgave him but she's not giving him any money. He keeps coming out and speaking her private business to the public. I'd be upset with my Dad if he did that too. There are recent photos of him spending time with Bey and Blue. I think its Solo who's still holding a grudge. I'm not sure.

  • starbright9449

    Lol

  • starbright9449

    All this bashing, lets not forget Matthew was stealing from his own daughter. He was a beast when it came to business, y'all think he didn't work out a deal with his young daughter to make sure his cheques were fat? She forgave him and he embarrassed them many times after that.

  • Meme

    Yes you're right I don't doubt for a moment that it does exist but, (work with me for a moment), there are truly no 'big' stars in music at the moment are there really, black or white, if you're around my age you'll know that music is not what it used to be probably started going downhill along with the phasing out of vinyl...I think you guys give too much credence to the whole colourist thingy....the truth is in my opinion white people didn't even realise about differences in complexion until recently (well in the UK anyway)

    And what about jayz you're not saying he bleaches too are you??? What about his nose his lips his bountiful afro hair (looks nice when he grows it) what exactly are you saying. I think the blonde for Beyonce started out when she was in the original DC so she could really stand out from the other 2!!! And stuck.... Kelly stood out coz she had short hair Beyonce but for the fact vshe was a lead singer and dyed her hair blonde would not have stood out. This is why her pappy fired the other 2.

  • Meme

    Oh my Goodness you made me write a thesis lol

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    BINGO!!!

  • MRiGOThim

    Matthew may not be a good businessman when it comes to honesty, but he is a pretty good professor so hopefully you can continue your work at TSU!

  • what?why

    Oh Jay definitely has had plastic surgery on those lips and nose. Yes I believe he lightens, not as much as Beyonce but yes he does. It's all apart of attracting fans across the board = MONEY. No criticism just stating my beliefs and the tenets of colorism. Great question: why has no one else rose to the top except Beyonce. True

  • Deb Roberson

    LAWD.

  • Soon2BWife

    #karma

  • Meme

    Oh stop it don't ?, now you're reaching jayz hasn't had no plastic surgery, I been about since he first started in the era with someone called special Ed and someone called Az and my brother was always correcting me coz I was mixing up az and jayz not looks wise but their names.

    Jayz is still the same complexion as when he came up still exactly the same features you stop it? he allegedly has made sacrifices to get where he is today ?

  • Luvn_it

    None of the people you named have the global fame THIS decade of those 2. How many of them are being played on pop radio,selling million of albums/records,sold out stadium tours? Toni was the only really superstar Braxton and her peak was the 90s,Brandy's highest peak peak was the 90s,MJB her career has been consistent but if you ask people about her best work we're going to end up back in the 90s. Monica pretty much played 2nd to Brandy,Ciara was big in the 2000s but lets not act like she's not a flop now,Jasmine doesn't get close to the credit she deserves yes she's good, but she is not a global star,Melanie has she even ever had a song or album in the Top 10 of the BB 100 or 200. Janelle is amazing in one of my fav, but there's no denying she seems to be doing better with her acting career. I will change my opinion somewhat and admit that SZA gets a little more shine than other's that have been around longer.

  • Guess

    I know a ton of underrated and very talented people who refuse to sell their soul to the baphomet so their career will never advance past where it’s at.

  • Meme

    Precisely!!!

  • Meme

    So would that be because of their complexion or for some other reason or sold soul (allegedly)

  • Luvn_it

    I find it funny how when it comes to black artist they have to sale their soul to become famous b/c being talented and hard work just won't cut it. But a white person or another poc can become famous and their talent got them their even when they're appropriating black culture. And its sadly black ppl who keep these rumours going black ppl are their own worst enemy.