Barbadian born and America singer, songwriter, and actress Rihanna is taking her dad, Ronald Fenty to court for using her Fenty brand name to launch a business for his own financial gain.
According to TMZ reports she is suing her dad, Ronald Fenty, for using her Fenty brand and name to launch a business for himself.
According to the lawsuit, her father and his business partner, Moses Joktan Perkins, started a talent development company called Fenty Entertainment in 2017, many years after the only Fenty recognize is Rihanna, and after she’d already trademarked the name “Fenty” for her beauty empire and other business ventures.
Rihanna claims her dad is falsely promoting his business as affiliated with her and authorized to act on her behalf, going so far as to pose as her agent and fraudulently book her for 15 shows in Latin America, without her consent, for $15 million.
The lawsuit states that Ronald Fenty also tried to trademark the Fenty name himself for a franchise of boutique resort hotels.
TMZ also reported that Rihanna has sent her father multiple cease-and-desist orders but he hasn’t complied, so she’s now taking legal action to get an injunction to stop his use of the name Fenty. She’s also suing him for damages.