Rihanna has sued her father for suggesting that a business venture he set up in 2017 is associated with her Fenty brand. The international popstar – real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty- filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday accusing father Ronald Fenty and two of his business partners of fraud and false advertising with his Fenty Entertainment production company.
Rihanna, who uses the Fenty trademark to sell cosmetics, lingerie and sneakers, asked for an injunction to stop her father using the Fenty name, and an unspecified amount of damages.
The lawsuit stated Rihanna had “absolutely no affiliation” with Fenty Entertainment. Fenty Entertainment had accepted a 2017 offer for Rihanna to perform 15 shows in Latin America for $15 million, the lawsuit said, as well as falsely impling that the singer was involved in a hotels project.
The lawsuit states the offenders had repeatedly been told they have no authority to use her name, speak on Rihanna’s behalf, or use the trademark but to no avail.