Rihanna hit by lawsuit as wife of her former bodyguard takes legal action


Pop superstar Rihanna is to be sued by the wife of her former Irish bodyguard for loss of earnings after the security man was dismissed from service.

According to the Irish Mirror , Dana Kavanagh is taking her case for damages and loss of earnings to Dublin's High Court.

Her husband, 38-year-old Geoff Keating, is the multi-millionaire singer's former chief minder, who headed security for the chart-topper's Diamonds World Tour in 2013.

Mr Keating, a dad of four from Dublin, told the newspaper: "You wouldn't believe half of it, unless I showed you. It's crazy stuff. She was like part of the family."
The case is up for mention in the High Court in Dublin on Monday, titled Kavanagh Vs Fenty, aka Rihanna Robyn Fenty - the singer's real name.

The Barbados-born star, who was not available for comment last night, will be represented by legal firm Matheson. She is not expected to attend court.

The case comes three years after Mr Keating brought a defamation suit against the Umbrella singer, but that action was dramatically dropped in 2015.

In papers lodged with the High Court for the previous case, Mr Keating had claimed he was defamed in a series of allegedly false statements contained in an email sent to him and his wife by the 29-year-old star in July 2013.

He said the allegations had caused significant and substantial damage to his family life, reputation and business, causing him distress and anxiety.

It was claimed Mr Keating was working for Rihanna and had accompanied her on tour to Germany, but returned home after being unjustly dismissed.

Shortly after his return, the singer allegedly sent the email to Mr Keating's wife and also got in contact with other relatives.

When Mr Keating's case came before the High Court, his lawyers secured permission from Mr Justice Michael Peart to serve notice of the intended proceedings on Robyn Fenty - aka Rihanna - at her address in New York.

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