Jurors took two days to determine Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell violated the rights of the late Marvin Gaye and now must pay $7.4 million.
The copyright case stated that the pair essentially stole the sound of Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Got To Give It Up.” The proceedings took place in Los Angeles.
T.I., who is also in the suite, was exonerated.
The financial burden broke down as follows: $4 million in damages to the Gaye family, $1.6 million from Pharrell and a little over $1.7 million from Robin Thicke. Another $9,375 were awarded in statuary damages.
Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin, said “Right now I feel free from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ chains. The said the verdict was “a miracle.:”
Former rapper-turned R&B diva Angie Stone has been arrested after she allegedly knocked out her daughter’s front teeth.
She has been charged with domestic aggravated assault.
Police charge that the singer struck her 30-year-old daughter with a metal stand, taking out her front teeth. Angie has claimed self defense, alleging that her child punched her first in an incident that went down Monday night.
Police have not indicated who threw the first blow.
The violent fracas started when Angie demanded her daughter, Diamond, clean up and get her children under control in her home.
“Ms. Diamond Stone then went on to state that Ms. Angie Stone started (getting) in her face, telling her she needed to leave because she is tired (of) her,” police said in the report. “Ms. Diamond Stone then stated her and Ms. Angie Stone started to argue, and that’s when a physical altercation started to occur.” (Soure: Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Angie Stone, 53, reportedly told police she didn’t realize she hit her daughter.
told police she did not know she hit her daughter with a metal stand.
“Once she realized this, she quickly put the stand down and attempted to get away from Ms. Diamond Stone. Ms. Angie Stone then stated while she tried to get away, Ms. Diamond Stone continued to come after her as if to strike her again but stated that Ms. Blondy Chisolm came to break up the fight.”
Blondy Chisolm is a former rapper as well, who once rapped with Angie Stone in the Sugar Hill Records group The Sequence.
Diamond says she walked away from her mother and was the hit in the face. She called the police.
Both went to the police, but Diamond Stone was released with no charges.