Poor Adam Clayton. Not poor in the financial sense, of course, but the one time he makes headlines over Bono and the Edge and it’s over legal/financial hassles. Irish Times reports that the U2 bassist is accusing his former assistant and housekeeper, Carol Hawkins, of spending €1.8 million of his money on a New York City apartment and other assorted items (“a syndicate which maintained horses,” etc.).
The unauthorized purchases in question were made using the Irish rock star’s debit and credit cards, Clayton alleges, and while Hawkins admits to having secretly charged the cards for personal use, she is contesting the total amount stolen.
Fortunately, at this point U2 probably have their own in-house legal department for this sort of stuff.