Robyn Fenty better known as Rihanna has decided to withdraw charges against her father Ronald Fenty just weeks before they were to appear in court for trial.
Rihanna sued her dad in 2019 together with his company Fenty entertainment for using her name to make money without her approval.
The trial for the case was to begin on September 22. There are no reasons that have given as to why she decided to withdraw the charges but reports indicate that the two parties have decided to settle the matter out of court.
It is alleged that Ronald booked shows in her name even though he had no professional capacity to do so, including a $15 million overseas tour and a number of gigs in Los Angeles.
“Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had, authority to act on Rihanna’s behalf,” the songstress said in her law suit.
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 wanted to be paid $75 million for the damages that her father and his company had caused her.
Her father angered her more when he tried to use her trademark ‘Fenty’ to open a hotel chain however his application was rejected by 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 parties had originally meant to explore the matter in court in June but the trial was delayed until September 22 by mutual agreement because Rihanna was in the UK and unable to return to Los Angeles because of the coronavirus pandemic.