Marvin Gaye III Sues Robin Thicke for “Brazen Copying”

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The legal battle between Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye‘s estate has moved into its second act. Gaye’s son Marvin Gaye III filed a countersuit to Thicke’s original preemptive suit, claiming Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and “Love After War” borrow extensively from Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” and “After the Dance,” respectively.

Gaye III is joining Frankie Christian Gaye and Nona Gaye in the fray, who have already filed suit. Gaye III’s suit reads as follows:

Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (copied from Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”), Thicke’s “Love After War” (copied from Gaye’s “After The Dance”), Thicke’s “Make U Love Me” (copied from Gaye’s “I Want You”), and Thicke’s “Million Dolla Baby” (copied from Gaye’s “Trouble Man”) all serve as examples of songs so similar to Gaye’s songs as to leave no doubt but that they were each wholly dependent for their very creations upon Thicke’s brazen copying.

We’ve already heard “Got to Give it Up” and “Blurred Lines” side-by-side. Give “Love After War” and “After the Dance” a listen:

via THR