|Robbie Williams "conned" |
Robbie Williams has been "conned" out of £200,000 by two supposed friends.
The 'Angels' star - who moved to Los Angeles five years ago - loaned two pals money to set up a fashion label in New York but was furious to discover they spent the cash on partying instead.
A source said: "At best Robbie was being used, at worst he was being conned. These so-called friends have preyed on his hospitality and good nature."
Robbie, who formed US-based soccer team LA Vale FC in the hope of making new friends, has been urged to disband the team and ditch many of the hangers-on who are frequent visitors to his Beverly Hills mansion.
The source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was as if the penny had finally dropped and Robbie realized he was being taken for a ride. There was a screaming row between him and several people last weekend. He accused them all of taking advantage. He ordered them all out of his house and told them not to come back.