According to multiple overseas media outlets, Barbados-born international pop star Rihanna is suing her father Ronald Fenty in US court for allegedly using her Fenty brand and his relationship to her to launch a business for himself.
TMZ, for instance says, that in the lawsuit, based on court documents they have seen, Rihanna claims her father started a talent development company in 2017 called Fenty Entertainment. The problem allegedly being that Rihanna has already trademarked “Fenty” to use in a number of business ventures, including her well-known Fenty Beauty line. She claims he’s profiting off the reputation she’s created with Fenty.
In the documents, Rihanna also allegedly says her father and a business partner falsely advertised themselves as her representatives to solicit millions of dollars, including trying to book her for 15 shows in Latin America in December 2017 for 15 million dollars, all without her authorization.
According to TMZ Rihanna says in the documents that she’s sent multiple cease and desist letters to her father, ordering him to stop capitalizing off of her Fenty trademarks, but says he’s ignored them and continued to make money off of Fenty Entertainment.
Rihanna is reportedly asking a judge to place an injunction on her father using the name Fenty and is also seeking damages.