Singer Rihanna Sues Father For Exploiting Use Of Their Last Name
Ronald Fenty: Rihanna Sues Father For Exploiting Use Of Their Last Name
Rihanna has sued her father, Ronald Fenty, and two business partners for fraud and false advertising over his Fenty Entertainment company. The Barbados-born singer accused him of exploiting the use of their last name and filed a lawsuit in the US federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
In the court documents, Rihanna alleges that her father his business partner “have egregiously and fraudulently misrepresented to third parties and the public that their company, Fenty Entertainment, LLC, is affiliated with Rihanna, and has the authority to act on her behalf.”
It is also learnt that Rihanna’s attorneys allege that Fenty and Perkins “have used these lies in a fraudulent effort to solicit millions of dollars from unsuspecting third parties in exchange for the false promise that they were authorized to act on Rihanna’s behalf, and/or that Rihanna would perform at various locations throughout the world.”
The suit also gave instances where Fenty and Perkins allegedly “accepted” concert deals: One of the “exclusive deals,” according to the suit, was for Rihanna to play 15 shows in Latin America for $15 million.”
The pop star uses the Fenty trademark to sell cosmetics, trainers and lingerie. She asked the court for an injunction to stop her father using the Fenty name for the talent and production firm. The “Work” hitmaker also asked for an unspecified amount of damages.
The lawsuit further added that despite Ronald Fenty and his business partners being repeatedly told told they have no authority to use her name, the Fenty trademark or speak on Rihanna’s behalf, they continued to misrepresent an affiliation with the “B**ch Better Have My Money” hitmaker.
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Trademark Dispute: Rihanna Sues Father For Exploiting Use Of Their Last Name
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