Carly Simon has blasted the myth her rich dad funded her musical career - revealing she spent her entire inheritance on therapist's bills.
The 60s icon's father founded and owned publishing giants Simon & Schuster, affording the star a pampered childhood.
But she rejects the notion she was given a helping hand, insisting she was left penniless soon after her dad died in 1960.
The You're So Vain hitmaker explains, "I was a child of privilege up until a certain point - until my father sold Simon & Schuster and left me $30,000 (£20,000) in his will, which I spent in psychiatrists' offices trying to figure out why I was so messed up. After that, I had no money. I lived hand to mouth from the age of 19. I lived the next six or seven years with my sister Lucy, and we just made enough money to pay for our transportation to the next concert."
Decades on, Simon is battling a new financial crisis - she's suing Starbucks, alleging the coffee giants' record label mismanaged the release of her last album, and left her owing money on her home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The 64 year old is seeking between $5 million (£3.3 million) and $10 million (£6.6 million) from Starbucks.