Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ hit song, ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict has been reached in the lawsuit. The jury found the song infringement and has charged both the singers after they lost the million dollars lawsuit.
A Los Angeles jury found the singers’ hit song did infringe on Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” and “Sexy Ways” by Funkadelic.
The jury also awarded Marvin Gaye $4 million in damages, plus profits that Thicke and Williams made from the song, a grand total of $7.4 million.
”Blurred Lines” Verdict: Robin Thicke & Pharrell Lose Copyright Battle Post the verdict, Robin, T.I., and Pharrell released a joint statement, “While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. ‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin, and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
Robin Thicke was not seeking any money other than attorney fees when he filed last August. Thicke wanted a declaration that “Blurred Lines” did not infringe on either of the classic songs and that the Gaye family does not have grounds to file suit against him.
However, Gaye’s children sued Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and producer Clifford Harris Jr. Marvin Gaye III, filed a lawsuit along with siblings Nona and Frankie.
After the verdict was given, Nona Gaye told reporters, “I am filled with so much emotions right now. It is a miracle. I believe my father was here. He has been gone for 30 years. There was nothing else to do when this happened but stand up for him. When it’s not right, it’s not right.” ”Blurred Lines” Verdict: Robin Thicke & Pharrell Lose
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Robin confessed that he falsely told the media that he was the mastermind behind the hit track. “The biggest hit of my career was written by somebody else,” he told the court when giving credit to Williams. “I was jealous and wanted credit.”