*Teddy Riley sued his Blackstreet ex-bandmate Chauncey Hannibal for fraud and causing venues to not book him for concerts. Now Riley is getting a restraining order against him, according to theJasmineBRAND.com.
Riley accused Hannibal of stealing the Blackstreet trademark in order to keep all of the profits without paying Riley. He sued earlier this year to be re-added to the trademark and for damages.
According to the lawsuit, Hannibal allowed the trademark renewal application to expire. Therefore, he could file for it on his own. Riley said Hannibal used the profits from the name in order to pay off debt and child support.
According to Riley, Hannibal is messing up his money since he’s no longer part of the trademark. It’s hard for him to book shows. He was in talks to perform on the “Tom Joyner Cruise,” but they couldn’t reach a deal. Hannibal sent a cease and desist to the ship as a warning not to allow Riley to perform.
Riley wants a temporary restraining order until his name is restored under the trademark. Without the order in the meantime, he said the brand will die because of Hannibal.
View the legal document here.