Isn’t it “Ironic?” Alanis Morissette‘s former manager has publicly apologized for stealing millions of dollars from the singer.
Earlier this year, Jonathan Schwartz pleaded guilty to stealing almost $5 million dollars over a period of four years. He also admitted to taking about $2 million from other clients.
He will be officially sentenced next month. The Hollywood Reporter published his apology letter online today.
The letter begins, “I am writing this open letter to you so that you can learn from my mistakes and never find yourself in the situation I am now in. I am a convicted felon who has fully accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty to federal charges related to my embezzling over $7 million from my clients and business partners over a six-year period and not paying tax on it.”
The disgraced manager writes he initially “borrowed” small amounts of money from clients with the intention of paying them back before they noticed. Unfortunately he lost the money far too quickly and was caught.
Apologizing to his clients for violating their trust he continued: “I let everybody down, and for that I will spend the rest of my life asking for forgiveness and making amends to everyone I have hurt.”
Alanis has responded to the letter in a statement, which reads: “I would be apprehensive to believe any words that come out of Jonathan Schwartz’s mouth.”
Alanis sued her former manager and his former company, GSO Business Management, but dropped the suit after reaching a settlement with them last year.
Well Jonathan, “Thank You” for admitting it, and hopefully “You Learn” not to do this again. And Alanis, “You Oughta Know” to trust a manager.
You can read the entire letter here.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 11, 2017