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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 10:01 PM

'Blurred Lines' lawsuit revived with claim Pharrell Williams committed perjury

The long-running copyright infringement lawsuit over "Blurred Lines" is roaring back to life, with lawyers for Marvin Gaye's family accusing Pharrell Williams of lying under oath during the 2015 trial.

The Gaye family sued Williams and Robin Thicke, saying the duo stole from "Got To Give It Up" when they wrote and recorded the smash hit "Blurred Lines." A jury sided with the Gaye family, which won $5.3 million in damages.

Williams denied the claims at the time. He testified that Gaye's music was part of the soundtrack of his youth, but he denied using any of it to create "Blurred Lines."

But the legal team for the Gaye family, led by Nashville attorney Richard Busch, said Williams contradicted himself in a November interview with GQ, when he told producer Rick Rubin that he tries to "reverse engineer" songs "to figure out if we can build a building that doesn't look the same but makes you feel the same way.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/12/07/blurred-lines-lawsuit-revived-claim-pharrell-williams-committed-perjury/4365282002/

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