Beyonce’s Father Matthew Knowles Sues UK Tabloid for Defamation

After slamming UK tabloid The Sun back in March (2013) for misquotes in an interview about his son-in-law, Jay-Z, and claims he wasn't able to see his granddaughter, Blue Ivy, Matthew Knowles has officially sued the media outlet.

In the defamation and breach of contract lawsuit, the for Destiny's Child manager claims The Sun "knowingly and maliciously misrepresented [his] relationship with his daughter, Beyoncé, and with his granddaughter."

"My daughters and my family mean the world to me," said Matthew. "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 seeking unspecified damages.

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