Mathew Knowles has filed a lawsuit against British media outlet The Sun to seek unspecified damages for alleged defamation and breach of contract. In a statement to E! News, Mathew claims that The Sun "knowingly and maliciously misrepresented [his] relationship with his daughter, , and with his granddaughter," Blue Ivy.
In a March 24, 2013 article, The Sun stated following the headline, "Former manager talks about family rift for first time," and added that "Mathew Knowles has reportedly not yet met Blue Ivy." The story read further, "Although he insists the decision to go their separate ways was mutual, Mathew, 61, is hurt that Beyonce has cut him out of her life." Mathew, however, objected the assertions.