Bankrupt Toni Braxton Accused of Wiring Estranged Husband More Than $50,000 in 2010

Celebrity News Oct. 29, 2012 AT 4:20PM
Toni Braxton arrives at the 3rd Annual Sugar Ray Leonard Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Boxing Night to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at the Santa Monica Pier on May 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Toni Braxton arrives at the 3rd Annual Sugar Ray Leonard Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Boxing Night to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at the Santa Monica Pier on May 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Credit: John M. Heller/Getty Images

Unbreak her . . . bank account?

TMZ reports that Toni Braxton is in big trouble after fraudulently wiring her estranged husband more than $50,000.

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Musician Keri Lewis -- who separated from his wife of a decade in 2009 -- supposedly received the money just before Braxton's 2010 bankruptcy filing. The bankruptcy trustees are currently suing Lewis in order to recover the $53,490 sum, which they posit the singer transferred in order to avoid having to use it to pay back her creditors.

Two years ago, Braxton was allegedly somewhere between $10 million and $50 million in debt, prompting her to file bankruptcy.

A rep for the "Unbreak My Heart" crooner, 45, denies any wrongdoing on her part.

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"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," her rep told TMZ, adding that Braxton is happy to provide whatever information necessary in order to clear her and her spouse's names.

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