Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, sued London’s The Sun tabloid for reporting that the singer/songwriter had “cut him out of her life.” The tabloid teases the story with the sub-headlines: “Former manager talks about family rift for the first time” and “Matthew Knowles has reportedly not yet met Blue Ivy.”
Matthew Knowles said in an interview that he called foul on The Sun’s certain assertions. He added that his daughters and family mean the world to him, and that the repeated misrepresentations spawned by the tabloid’s defamatory article have been draining and personally damaging to him.
For the meantime, The Sun also quoted in the article that Knowles hates to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if he didn’t say it has been difficult. The tabloid even quoted him saying, “She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”
Matthew Knowles is charging the tabloid for unspecified damages, alleging defamation, and breach of contract. The Sun has not yet returned a request for comment.