Robin Thicke was sued by the family the late singer Marvin Gaye, who allege the “Blurred Lines” singer has stole from him.
The countersuit claims that Thicke stole from Gaye’s “After the Dance” for Thicke’s song “After the War,” reported The Tennessean.
“We have investigated this matter fully, took great care with the allegations and have put together a comprehensive pleading that speaks for itself,” Gaye attorney Richard Busch told The Tennessean. “We look forward to presenting this case to the court and jury who can hear the songs themselves.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit claims that Thicke has a “Marvin Gaye fixation.”
The Gayes’ lawsuit references pre-lawsuit interviews by Thicke to GQ and Billboard magazine.
“Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give it Up.’ I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.’ Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it,” Thicke told GQ, according to the Reporter.