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Rihanna Sues Her Dad

Over the use of their last name for his business
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 15, 2019 4:33 PM CST
Singer Rihanna arrives at the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna one year anniversary party at Sephora inside JCPenney at Kings Plaza Shopping Center on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business, the AP reports. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested that their business, Fenty Entertainment, is affiliated with her. The 30-year-old singer says in the lawsuit that she has used the name for her cosmetics brand and other businesses since 2012. Fenty Entertainment, which advertises itself as a talent and production company, was founded in 2017. The lawsuit asks the court to order Ronald Fenty to stop using the brand name, and it seeks damages to be determined later. (This is not the first drama between Rihanna and her father.)

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