Mathew Knowles Sues Tabloid For “Misrepresenting” Relationship With Beyonce
Despite Beyonce admitting to the world that her relationship with her father will probably never be back to what it once was on her “Life Is But A Dream” documentary back in February, daddy Matty insists that his family still “means the world” to him and says he isn’t feeling the way he was portrayed as a father and a grandfather by a certain UK tabloid.
via E! News
Beyoncé means the world to her father, Mathew Knowles.
So insists Knowles himself in a defamation lawsuit filed against London’s Sun tabloid, which, he claims in a statement released to E! News, interviewed him and then “knowingly and maliciously misrepresented [his] relationship with his daughter, Beyoncé, and with his granddaughter,” Blue Ivy Carter.
In the article in question, dated March 24, 2013, The Sun teases the story with the sub-headlines “Former manager talks about family rift for the first time” and “Mathew Knowles has reportedly not yet met Blue Ivy.”
The story also states: “Although he insists the decision to go their separate ways was mutual, Mathew, 61, is hurt that Beyoncé has cut him out of her life.”
Meanwhile, the paper also quotes Knowles in the article as saying, “‘Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult. It was hard for me to let her go—it was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”
Hmmm. If Daddy Dearest actually said these things, he might have a hard time getting this lawsuit to hold up in court. Hit the flip to read his actual statement released in conjunction with the lawsuit and see what you think…
In his statement, Knowles calls foul:
“My daughters and my family mean the world to me,” he said.
“The barrage of repeated falsehoods spawned by the British Sun’s defamatory article has been exhausting and personally damaging to me. No matter how many papers it sells or web hits it generates, The Sun, like any newspaper, needs to maintain a basic level of journalistic integrity. The Sun crossed the line when it went after my family. The Sun needs to be held responsible for its lies in a court of law. This happens too often to too many people, and it is simply unfair.”
Knowles is suing The Sun for unspecified damages, alleging defamation and breach of contract.
Sounds like former dad-a-ger Knowles is either done playing nice and opening up if his words are going to be twisted…..or he’s just doing some serious damage control. Which do you think it is, Bossip fam?