TMZ reports that Rihanna has filed a $75 million lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty on the grounds of exploitation for business purposes without her permission. According to the court documents that TMZ obtained, Ronald Fenty and his business partner Moses Joktan Perkins established Fenty Entertainment in 2017 shortly after the global pop star and entrepreneur trademarked her family surname for Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty.
The lawsuit claims that Fenty and Perkins made fraudulent efforts to “solicit millions of dollars from unsuspecting third parties” including a scheme to lock Rihanna into a 15-show deal in Latin America estimated at $15 million authorized on her behalf without any legitimate affiliation. The Fashion Law reports that cease and desist letters were issued to both parties after an attempt to trademark the Fenty name last year for a chain of boutique hotels, but a lawsuit for injunctive relief and monetary damages has followed due to their lack of cooperation.
Stay tuned here for more updates as details from the case continue to develop.