LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A Los Angeles jury has found for Marvin Gay in the copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2013 hit Blurred Lines.
The eight member jury voted unanimously that Thicke and song producer Williams's "Blurred Lines" infringed on Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give it Up" and awarded the family of Gaye $7.3 million.
Both Thicke and Williams denied copying Gaye's song and initiated the court proceedings, preemptively suing Gaye's family, seeking to determine if the song infringed or not. The Gayes counter-sued, contending copyright infringement and seeking as much as $25 million in damages and compensation.
“Right now, I feel free,” Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye, said after the verdict, according to Variety. “Free from … Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.” – Staff Writers