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Robin Thicke Faces Second “Blurred Lines” Countersuit from Marvin Gaye’s Family


Star Trak/InterscopeRobin Thicke has a new member of Marvin Gaye‘s family to contend with in court.

First, a quick recap: Robin filed a preemptive lawsuit against Gaye’s family earlier this year, in an attempt to establish that his hit “Blurred Lines” does not borrow from the legendary singer’s tune “Got To Give It Up.”

That was followed by a countersuit filed by two of Gaye’s children. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, another of Gaye’s children, his eldest son Marvin Gaye III, has come forward with his own countersuit.

Much like the countersuit brought by Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye, Gaye III says Robin ripped off “Got to Give It Up” as well as Gaye’s “After the Dance,” for Thicke’s track “Love After War.”

Gaye III further claims Robin borrowed from Gaye’s “I Want You,” for “Make U Love Me,” and “Trouble Man” for “Million Dolla Baby.”

However, Gaye III’s complaint only claims copyright infringement in regard to “Blurred Lines” and “Love After War.”

Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye allege in their suit that the record label EMI, which has ties to both Gaye and Thicke, breached its contract by failing to protect Gaye’s music. Gaye III’s complaint makes no such claim.

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