Marvin Gaye's Kids Say Robin Thicke Stole 'Blurred Lines'

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The family of R&B legend Marvin Gaye formally accused singer Robin Thicke on Wednesday of stealing key elements of his summer megahit “Blurred Lines” from one of Gaye's songs — the allegations Thicke was trying to ward off in filing a preemptive suit in August.

Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye lodged counterclaims against Thicke and song collaborators Pharrell Williams and TI, claiming they borrowed liberally from Gaye's 1977 tune “Got to Give It Up.”

“To write and record the song 'Blurred Lines,' the …...
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