According to new legal documents filed in singer Toni Braxton‘s bankruptcy case, Braxton transferred over $50,000 to her estranged husband Keri Lewis in order to avoid paying back creditors, reports TMZ.
The bankruptcy trustee in the case is now suing Lewis to get the money back. A rep for Braxton tells TMZ, “All of the payments made to Lewis prior to Toni’s bankruptcy filing were appropriate transfers for reasonable and necessary personal and business expenses in the ordinary course of her business.”
Braxton first filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010, claiming her debt was as high as tens of millions of dollars. Her creditors included the Four Seasons Hotels, DirecTV, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Co., American Express and the Flamingo Las Vegas.