Rihanna is suing her father for allegedly trading on her Fenty brand name
The singer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing Ronald Fenty and his two business partners of fraud and false advertising over his Fenty Entertainment talent and production company, according to Reuters.
Rihanna has claimed her father is using their surname, which she uses on her range of Fenty beauty products, lingerie and sneakers, to solicit business through association with her.
The lawsuit says she has “absolutely no affiliation” with Fenty Entertainment, and yet the company was misappropriating her name and misrepresenting itself as being affiliated with her.
The Barbados-born singer asked the court for an injunction to stop her father using the Fenty name and for an unspecified amount of damages.
The Umbrella hitmaker claims her father accepted an offer by a third party for Rihanna to perform a $15 million tour in Latin America. Elsewhere in the lawsuit it states that he falsely implied that she was involved in a boutique hotels project.
It says that despite being repeatedly told they have no authority to use her name, the Fenty trademark or speak on her behalf, Ronald Fenty and his business partners continued to misrepresent an affiliation with her which has hurt her Fenty brand.
Fenty Entertainment has not commented on the lawsuit.