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Mathew Knowles has been accused of damaging a cell phone to avoid turning over texts to his former lawyers. According to The Jasmine Brand, Knowles’ former attorneys’ law firm explained to the judge that he was ordered to turn over his cell phones so that an expert can attempt to recover text messages. Knowles initially told the court that the texts requested by the law firm were deleted or he didn’t have the same phone. The firm then hired an expert to recover the alleged deleted texts, but could not recover any data because Knowles’ USB port on the phone was damaged, which prevented the forensic expert from recovering any data from his phone.

However, the expert determined that by going through a third party’s phone that Knowles never deleted the texts, he merely refused to turn them over. The firm said, “this motion and the evidence in support of it make it clear that the persons committing the offensive conduct are Mathew Knowles and Music World. Mr. Knowles damaged his phone so as to prevent the recover of text messages from it..”

  • As previously reported, the law firm filed a lawsuit against Knowles and his Music World Properties after representing him in 2016, but not being fully compensated. The firm says that he owes a total of $49,120.35 and has yet to pay.
  • In other news, Beyonce has released a remix to her record, “Sweet Dreams,” ten years after releasing the original on her 2008 I Am…Sasha Fierce album. The song was released on Wednesday (February 21st), with similar lyrics as the original, but with an updated instrumental.