Famous popstar Rihanna sues her dad Ronald Fenty for the misuse of her brand Fenty Beauty
California, January 11, 2019 – Well known famous poster Rihanna sued her father Ronald Fenty and business partner Moses Joktan Perkins on Friday for the misuse of her brand Fenty Beauty, claiming the brand is associated with his entertainment industry called “Fenty Entertainments”
Fenty Beauty was created by Rihanna in 2017, which she has held the ownership of the Trademark since 2012. Fenty Beauty is a makeup brand which promotes diversity and self love, it reportedly sold $100 million worth of products in its first 40 days. Meanwhile, Fenty Entertainments LLC was created by Ronald Fenty and his business partner Moses Joktan Perkins in 2017, which he falsely suggested it’s affiliated with the brand Fenty Beauty. a Company called SBS Entertainment offered Mr Fenty $15.4 million in exchange for Rihanna to perform 15 shows in Latin America, in which Rihanna wasn’t aware of.
Rihanna tried to contact Mr Fenty and Mr Perkins multiple times through letters to “cease and desist’ but they ignored her request. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on Friday. She is suing her father for defamation, false advertising, inversion of her rights of privacy and publicity, among other claims. Rihanna is requesting the judge to place and injunction on her dad using her brand name and also for damages
“Mr. Fenty and Mr. Perkins have used these lies in a fraudulent effort to solicit millions of dollars from unsuspecting third parties in exchange for the false promise that they were authorized to act on Rihanna’s behalf, and/or that Rihanna would perform at various locations throughout the world,”writes attorney Carla Wirtschafterin the complaint.
“Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not presently, nor has he ever, had the authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf,”the suit concludes.
Till this date, Fenty Entertainment has not issued a statement regarding the matter.
LINK OF THE LAWSUIT DOCUMENT: https://www.scribd.com/document/397536967/Rihanna-v-Fenty-Entertainment#from_embed
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