Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams have been dealt another blow in their ongoing legal battle with Marvin Gaye’s family.
Good news for the latter below….
The creative duo were accused of copying Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ to create their smash hit jam ‘Blurred Lines’ and have been ordered to cough up $5.3 million for the alleged deed.
Today, efforts to kill the ruling were thwarted by Judge Milan Smith who argued that there was “not an absolute absence of evidence” of similarity between the jams.
Gaye’s family can now look forward to a substantial piece of the song’s publishing pie for eternity. A pie, as they’re undoubtedly aware of it, that has been baked with the heat of the 10 million units the song has sold worldwide to date.
Williams and Thicke are yet to respond to this development.