Paula Patton Testifies For Robin Thicke In ‘Blurred Lines’ Case
Coming off the remnants of a messy divorce, Paula Patton said her peace in the trial surrounding her ex-husband, Robin Thicke, and his 'Blurred Lines' song.
Paula Patton has been called by her estranged husband Robin Thicke to testify in the Blurred Lines copyright infringement case lodged against him by the family of Marvin Gaye.
Thicke, 37, was sued in 2013 by Gaye’s family for allegedly stealing from the Gaye song “Got To Give It Up” for the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” that was co-created by Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
Patton, 39, was listed as a witness in the federal case headed to trial, according to a report on Wednesday by TMZ.
The couple split in February 2014 after nine years of marriage. They co-parent their four-year-old son Julian.
The lawsuit also contained allegations that Thicke’s hit song “Love After War” improperly used Gaye’s song “After The Dance.”
Patton was expected to testify about “Love After War” as she appeared in the music video with Thicke and allegedly co-wrote the song with him.
A U.S. federal judge in October denied a motion by Thicke and Williams to reject the copyright infringement claims.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt found there was a a good argument about whether signature phrases, hooks, bass lines, keyboard chords and vocal melodies in “Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up” were the same.
A trial was scheduled to start on February 10 in Los Angeles.