LOS ANGELES – Two of Marvin Gayes children sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song Blurred Lines on Wednesday, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging that music company EMI failed to protect their fathers legacy.
Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gayes suit is the latest salvo in a dispute over Thickes hit and whether it copies elements of Gayes song Got to Give It Up.
Thicke has denied copying Gayes song for Blurred Lines, which has the longest streak this year atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has sold more than 6 million copies so far.
Much of the lawsuit focuses on claims that EMI should have pursued a copyright infringement claim. It accuses the companys executives of using intimidation to try to stop the Gaye family from pursuing a lawsuit.
Thicke and his collaborators filed a case in August, asking a federal judge to rule that the singers did not copy Got to Give It Up for their hit.
– Associated Press