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Kenan Thompson Recalls Losing $1.5M While On Nickelodeon Due To A 'Dirty' Accountant — 'I'll Take Those Life Lessons And Just Learn From 'Em'

An accountant took advantage of Kenan Thompson’s glory days at Nickelodeon. During an interview on “The Breakfast Club” podcast, the comedian recalls his experience with an accountant who went sour between 1999 and 2000, leading him to go broke and lose $1.5 million. “I’ve been blessed to continue working, but I had a bad accountant, and it came to the light around ’99, around 2000, which was really bad timing ’cause that’s right when I left my consistent gig. So, then I went into being an adult actor for hire, and that is very hit and miss,” Thompson said. He was introduced to the accountant by his mother, as the man had previously helped her with her taxes. The pair had given the accountant power of attorney, which would permit him to act on their behalf on a temporary or permanent basis, according to the American Bar. “We gave that dude power of attorney when we shouldn’t have. I was a kid and my mom was trying to protect me,” Thompson mentioned. “He had helped her out of her and...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 2, 2024