Earlier this year, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, after he opened Fenty Entertainment and booked two concert tours for Rihanna without her knowledge or authorization. The case is ongoing and according to The Blast, Ronald Fenty wants it to be dismissed.
“According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ronald Fenty is once again asking the court to dismiss his daughter’s lawsuit against him,” the celebrity legal news site said. “Rihanna sued her father accusing him of trying to profit off her name without permission. One of her issues was Ronald trying to trademark “Fenty” and use it with businesses. She felt people would be confused into thinking it was her project.”
In newly-filed court docs, Ronald says he was the one to use “Fenty” first NOT Rihanna. He claims that he launched Fenty Entertainment to develop a reality show and to promote his “career, business activities, personal branding, and name recognition in the entertainment industry and as a celebrity.”
He says he has used Fenty Entertainment since 2015 for the purpose of a reality show and real estate development projects. He says Rihanna doesn’t own any trademarks for “Fenty” solely. He also points out her Fenty beauty line didn’t hit the market until a year after he used it. Ronald claims nobody is confused by him using the name “Fenty.”