Singer Rihanna files lawsuit against father, business partners for misusing her name

The “Diamonds” singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing her father Ronald Fenty and two business partners of fraud and false advertising over his Fenty Entertainment talent and production company.

Rihanna, who uses the Fenty trademark to sell cosmetics, lingerie and sneakers, asked the court in the lawsuit to stop her father using the Fenty name.

The lawsuit said Rihanna had no affiliation with Fenty Entertainment, adding, the company was misappropriating her name and misrepresenting itself.

The singer mentioned in the lawsuit that despite having repeatedly been told that they had no authority to use her name or speak on Rihanna’s behalf, Ronald Fenty and his business partners had continued to misrepresent an affiliation with her.

The lawsuit further stated in one instance, Fenty Entertainment accepted a 2017 offer by a third party for Rihanna to perform 15 shows in Latin America for $15 million.

She also asked for unspecified amount of damages.

Fenty Entertainment could not be reached for comments.