‘Diamonds’ singer, Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has reportedly dropped her lawsuit against her dad, Ronald Fenty.
RadarOnline reports that Rihanna has reached a settlement with Ronald Fenty and agreed to drop her case against him, just weeks before they were due to appear in court for a trial.
Rihanna is reportedly dropping her entire lawsuit against her father Ronald Fenty, two years after accusing him of using her fame for profit in her suit.
Rihanna had first sued her father and his company, Fenty Entertainment, in 2019 and accused him of using her name to make money without her approval, alleging he booked shows for her even though he had no professional capacity to do so, including a $15 million overseas tour and a number of gigs in Los Angeles.
She said in her lawsuit: “Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf.”
Rihanna argued her reputation was damaged when it came to dealing with the venues and promoters because she had no idea about the concerts Ronald had scheduled.
She was further angered when her dad tried to trademark ‘Fenty’ and use it to open a hotel chain, though his application was rejected by the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Rihanna had asked the court to grant her an injunction against her father to stop him using the Fenty name and booking gigs for her.
In his response to the lawsuit, Ronald demanded it be thrown out of court as he was the first to use his surname.
The father and daughter duo were set to appear in court on 22 September, but it has now been reported she decided to reach an agreement outside of court in order to avert a spectacle around their legal proceedings, according to the site.
Rihanna asked for damages from her father, and an injunction on his business, set up in 2017.
While Rihanna was taking legal action against her father, the two remain in contact. Rihanna helped her father after he contracted coronavirus last year, sending him a ventilator and checking in on him on a daily basis, Ronald told The Sun.
In the summer of 2018 she shared pictures with dad Ronald and her mom Monica, as all three hung out during a trip back to her native Barbados.