In an ongoing case, Rihanna is suing her father, Ronald Fenty, for trying to profit off of her fame, according to the Daily Mail.
Ronald allegedly created a company called Fenty Entertainment and Rihanna sued him back in 2019, according to The Blast, because he was booking events in her name without her knowledge of the actions. According to the outlet, Ronald booked a $15 million tour in Latin America and two concerts at the Staples Center. However, Rihanna had nothing to do with those events and she sued, claiming his actions “caused damage to her name.”
This isn’t the first time Ronald has tried to profit off of the fame his daughter has brought to the name “Fenty.” According to The Blast, in 2018, Ronald tried to trademark “Fenty” for a line of boutique hotels but the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office did not approve of the idea.
While this is a very serious issue, Rihanna has had to postpone her appearance in court for a very understandable reason.
Rihanna is stuck in London
Rihanna was set to appear in court on June 23, 2020, in a case against her father, Ronald Fenty, according to the Daily Mail.
However, the singer lives in London, England while the trial is set to take place in Los Angeles and because of the pandemic, travel has become too complicated, according to The Blast. A judge has agreed and signed off on the postponement, now creating a new court date of September 22, 2020.
In response to the lawsuit, Ronald claimed he was the first to use “Fenty” and that his entertainment company came out before Rihanna’s “Fenty Beauty.” However, according to the Daily Mail, Ronald has been falsely acting as his daughter’s agent, along with his business partner, Moses Perkins.
Things still seem positive, however, as The Blast shares that Rihanna told courts back in December 2019, that she would be willing to use mediation. In fact, the mediation was scheduled for March 2020, but the spread of the coronavirus shut that possibility down.
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