Robin Thicke, Pharrell to Pay $7.2 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

March 10, 2015 11:01 PM

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell to Pay $7.2 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" when he wrote the smash hit "Blurred Lines" with Pharrell Williams and T.I., a Los Angeles jury has decided. He and co-songwriter Pharrell Williams must pay Gaye's family $7.3 million as part of the ruling, according to Variety. The verdict puts to rest over a year's worth of legal back and forth between Thicke and Gaye's estate, in which the latter sought $25 million in damages.

"While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward," a spokesperson for Williams tells Rolling Stone. "Pharrell created 'Blurred Lines' from his heart, mind and soul and the song was n...

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