Beyoncé Knowles' father is suing British tabloid The Sun for claiming he has been cut out of his daughter's life.
Beyoncé Knowles’ father is suing a British tabloid for claiming they’re estranged.
Mathew Knowles has filed a defamation suit against The Sun, E! Online reports.
Court documents claim editors intentionally misled readers after taking quotes from his interview out of context for an article published March 24, 2013.
Beyoncé famously fired Mathew as her manager in 2011 but has spoken out about healing the rift.
Editors claimed the pair remained estranged and that Mathew had not yet met his granddaughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé’s first child with husband Jay-Z.
“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,” the story read.
Mathew threatened to sue the outlet shortly after the article was published.
He spoke to E! about his feelings on the subject on Tuesday.
“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.”
The entertainment executive called out editors for failing to uphold basic standards of integrity.
He said readers should be unfased by newspaper’s popularity.
“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,” he continued.
Mathew Knowles alleges defamation and breach of contract.
He is suing for unspecified damages.
A spokesperson for the paper has yet to publicly comment on the case.
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Wednesday, 26. June 2013