GET YOUR LIFE: Sweet Brown vs. Apple in $15 Million Lawsuit!
Kimberly Wilkins ain’t got time for a LOT of things but bay-bay somehow she done made time to sue Steve Jobs’ company for copyright infringement.
Kim says she did a local interview April 8, 2012 – yes, it’s been nearly a year since she popped off – with KFOR-TV in Oklahoma and had no clue she would end up in the iTunes music store hours later.
In the suit, Wilkins claims that representatives from the Bob Rivers Show in the Seattle area called her at home the day after the KFOR broadcast and asked “general questions relating to the apartment fire.”
That same day, the suit claims, the radio station produced a song called, “I Got Bronchitis,” which sampled several of the phrases Wilkins had used during the April 8 interview with KFOR.
By April 10, the song was available on iTunes, the lawsuit states.
“At no time did Sweet Brown consent or agree to have her name, likeness, voice, statements, photograph used in connection with any products, songs, video productions, merchandise, goods, advertisements or solicitations for merchandise, goods or service.”
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What does Kimberly want for her time – and the duly noted copyright infringement – $15 million between Apple and the Seattle radio station. Yes Gawdt! Honey please believe I’m getting my settlement celebration outfit and a flight to Oklahoma ready right damn now!