We did not initially respond to the claims made in the British Sun article released March 25, 2013 about Mathew Knowles because we believed that the inaccuracies published would be transparent to readers. However, the British Sun article is a prime example of libel and slander and irresponsible journalism, filled with lies, inaccuracies and misquotes. Many of the statements were completely untrue, without any substance whatsoever and were defaming, with malicious intent to attack Mathew Knowles and his family.
Specifically, Mr. Knowles did not mention Jay-Z's name in the interview at any point. He did Not state that any “bitter rift” exists between him and his daughter, Beyoncé or that he has been pushed or cut out of her life. He also never stated that he has Not met his granddaughter Blue Ivy. When in fact, it has been well documented that he has met his granddaughter, a fact that was made clear on Beyoncé's HBO documentary, seen around the world with him holding his granddaughter. A documentary that the British Sun reporter stated she watched, yet decided to report something that she knew was not true.
The British Sun and the reporter were notified in advance that Mathew would not discuss personal family topics or information. The reporter told Mathew that the interview was a feature on him, his career and what he is doing now. However, no information about his career was even included in the article released. As a result, the reporter and the British Sun misrepresented their intent, proceeded with a deceptive agenda, and created their own sensationalized story filled with blatant lies and manipulated quotes, in efforts to grab headlines and sell more copies of their newspaper without regard to how their slander can damage lives.