Mathew Knowles Sues Tabloid For “Misrepresenting” Relationship With Beyonce
Beyoncé means the world to her father, Mathew Knowles.
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.”