Pharrell’s perjury case comes to an end!
The 6-year legal battle between Pharrell and Marvin Gaye’s estate has come to an end. The final decision found the celebrity not guilty of taking a false oath while he was going into detail about making a record in a past interview.
The track “Got To Give It Up” was the track that caused both artists, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to get sued by Gaye’s estate for copyright infringement. They were ordered to give half the royalties from the track and 5.3 million.
But it was when Pharrell claimed he “reversed engineered” the track, the statement was used in his perjury case.
But the Judge, John Kronstadt declared that what the artist meant by saying this was unclear.
“The statements by Williams during the November 2019 interview were cryptic and amenable to multiple interpretations, ” the judge begins.
“For example, it is unclear what Williams meant by ‘reverse-engineering.’ Read in context, Williams statement about ‘reverse-engineering’ could be interpreted as a process in which he remembers his feelings when listening to particular music,” he continued.
“and then attempts to recreate those feelings in his own works. This is not inconsistent with his deposition testimony, in which he claimed that he realized after creating ‘Blurred Lines’ that the feeling he tried to capture in the song, was one that he associated with Marvin Gaye.”
“For these reasons, the Gaye Parties have not shown by clear and compelling evidence that there are sufficiently material inconsistencies between Williams’ statements in the November 2019 interview and his sworn testimony, to support a finding of perjury.”
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