Wyclef Jean once sold five million records worldwide with his solo debut album The Carnival a year after The Fugees’ The Score sold six million records worldwide. However, today (March 27th) it is being reported that 15 years after his commercial peak, Wyclef Jean is “broke”.
Wyclef Jean is currently being sued by the law firm over non-payment of a $133,000 debt, according to New York Supreme Court documents. As part of the confidential agreement, Wyclef could reduce his debt by paying $100,000 and would be off the hook for $40,000 of that amount if he made the stipulated payments of $10,000 by August 1, 2013, and $50,000 by the end of 2013.
After Wyclef failed to make the payments, the law firm informed Wyclef’s accountant, David Levin, that they would file a judgement for $102,027.40.Levin responded to the law firm with an email that professionally informed them that Wyclef did not have the money necessary to pay them back:
In my most professional verbiage…there ain’t no money. Back in August of 2010, Wyclef was hit with a $2.1 million tax lien by the IRS, which allegedly remains outstanding.
Check below for images of Wyclef’s accountants’ email with Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman and their judgement filing with the New York Supreme Court provided byBlackMediaScoop: