Rihanna Sues Her Father for Exploiting Her Name and Brand

Rihanna gained’t tolerate anybody exploiting her title and model, not even her circle of relatives.

Rihanna has filed a lawsuit towards her father in a federal courtroom.

Filed on the US District Court Central California, Western Division, the singer claims her father has fraudulently made “hundreds of thousands .”  Ronald Fenty exploited her title and model with an organization he arrange in 2017 with enterprise associate Moses Perkins.

Rihanna – actual title Robyn Rihanna Fenty – alleges Fenty Entertainment has claimed a false affiliation with the singer.  The firm has additionally solicited hundreds of thousands from “unsuspecting third events in change for…false guarantees.”  These guarantees embrace the corporate performing on her behalf, stating she would carry out at varied areas all through the world.

Rihanna claims her father and Fenty Entertainment have lied and don’t have any authorized proper to make use of her title.

They can also’t use her mental property or publicity rights.

Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he doesn’t have, and by no means has had, authority to behave on Rihanna’s behalf, nor has he ever been licensed to make use of her title, mental property or publicity rights.

Simply put, Mr. Fenty, Mr. Perkins, and the Company should not presently, nor have they ever been, licensed to take advantage of Rihanna’s title, her mental property or the goodwill related along with her well-known “Fenty” model, or to solicit any enterprise on her behalf.”

Calling their actions “egregious,” she had requested the corporate a number of occasions to cease making these representations.  This consists of the sale a number of merchandise, together with Fenty x Puma.

Citing one instance, Fenty Entertainment had fered a live performance promoter 15 Rihanna performances in Latin America for $15 million.  In addition, the corporate, her father, and Perkins fered two fifteen minute units at Calibash at Staples Center and T-Mobile Arena for $400,000.  They “accepted” the deal on her behalf and sought cost from SBS Entertainment.  Fenty, Perkins, and the corporate falsely advised the promoter the singer “liked the thought” and “permitted” additional discussions.  They had additionally allegedly spoken to somebody at Roc Nation, her administration firm, implying Rihanna had permitted the deal.

The lawsuit consists of claims false designation origin, false promoting, violations California’s proper publicity statute, and invasion piracy.

She has requested the courtroom for treble precise damages, together with misplaced prits, prices for ‘corrective promoting,’ injunctive reduction, and authorized charges.

You can view the lawsuit under.

 


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