Hands up! Black Eyed Peas manager accused of not filing taxes for group


A lawyer representing the hip-hop group, the Black Eyed Peas, has filed legal papers lashing out at the group's manager, Sean Larkin. The lawsuit, filed by Helen Yu personally, claims that Larkin bungled the Peas' finances, including the failure to file taxes and make proper tax elections. The Black Eyed Peas are not participants in the suit.

Yu filed the papers in Superior Court in response to a lawsuit originally brought against her and ten other defendants by Larkin in November. That suit alleges defamation-libel; intentional interference with contract; and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage. Among the specific accusations is that when Yu learned that Larkin failed to file federal and state tax returns, she "hatched a deliberate and illegal plan to ruin Larkin's reputation and poach his clients."