TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Rihanna

Sued for Defamation

by Former Bodyguard

4/28/2014 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0428_rihanna_TMZRihanna is known to talk her fair share of smack, but a former bodyguard claims she went over the line and is now suing the singer for defamation ... TMZ has learned. 

Geoffrey Keating filed a lawsuit today in Ireland, where his attorney was also granted a motion to serve Rihanna with the suit in the U.S.

Keating claims Rihanna made "nauseatingly offensive" and false statements about him in an email to him and his partner last July. He also claims the offensive statements were made in a phone call to his sister.

Keating served as head of security for Rihanna while she was on tour between October 2012 and July 2013. He claims the remarks have gravely injured his reputation and his business.

Keating's attorney, Gerald Kean, tells TMZ, "We're taking this battle very seriously. We are satisfied that the Irish Courts will see justice at the end of the day."

We reached out to Rihanna's rep for comment -- so far, no word back.

40 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

TD_D    

What a loser! A chick says something bad about you and you go crying to the courts for some quick cash. Get a life!

87 days ago
17.

criticalone    

She comes across as a self-entitled little bitch... keeping people waiting for concerts, etc... hope he wins

87 days ago
18.

Rocky    

Oh come on, why would Rihanna email her bodyguard, thats her assistants job. I call bull ****

87 days ago
19.

Blackpower    

Free breezy

87 days ago
20.

julieweaver    

She is pretty and this is a waste of her time

87 days ago
21.

AsGoodAsTheyCum    

She just need to let me eat her for ONE NIGHT....Sorry, I couldn't think that any thing else to say.

87 days ago
22.

MGFunk    

Leave her alone, for Pete's sake! She is the most beautiful woman on the planet. Let her so whatever she wants!! Phuck off!

87 days ago
23.

Astrogenotype    

Sorry. Rihanna is can't come to the phone, right now. She os either sleeping or resting her eyes

87 days ago
24.

bessiebusby    

Something if you just she the way she acts you can tell shes something

86 days ago
25.

DaEsha Davis    

Im sick of this slut bucket...cant sing... no talent having ass...like any cute girl can get on the stage and pat their ***** and lip sang...whatever happened to having real role models this girl is trashy to the max

86 days ago
26.

Anna Tippett    

RIHANNA IS NOT A HOE YOU RETARD, USE YOU EYES SHE ERANS MORE IN A DAY THEN YOU WILL EARN IN YOUR LIFETIME, HERE FOR YOU RIRI

73 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web