Santogold Still Facing Lawsuit Over Name
Singer SANTOGOLD is still facing a lawsuit over her stage name - despite changing her recording title to SANTIGOLD.
The star - real name Santi White - announced the change in a statement last week (beg09Feb09), but failed to offer fans a reason for the swap.
Singer/actor Santo Rigatuso sued White in 2008 over her use of the name, which he claimed to have used since 1983.
And now he has confirmed that the name change will not affect the lawsuit - he will continue to press ahead with the case.
Rigatuso's attorney, Jill L. Abitbol, tells Allhiphop.com, "It's nothing that's been done in accordance with any agreement with my client.
"(White) has been infringing on our client's name and has decided to change it. Litigation is ongoing."
Rigatuso is seeking compensation from White as well as her music labels, Downtown Records and Lizard King Records.