Sues Fortnite Creators
To steal the Carlton dance
12/17/2018 11h35 PST
Alfonso Ribeiro is the latest celebrity to have fun with Fortnite's pop culture-influenced dances – and now he's suing the creators of the game for making their own.
The former star of Fresh Prince & # 39; has just filed a lawsuit against Epic Games – which developed the popular multiplayer game – claiming that the company completely stole the famous dance that its character, Carlton Banks, made in the program throughout the series.
In the documentation, obtained by TMZ, Alfonso says that Fortnite has released a new dance that his characters can perform called "Fresh emote", which came out on January 2, 2018 … and is a copy of what he claims to have come with comedy of the 90's.
He also states that he is in the middle of the Carlton dance copyright.
Alfonso's attorney, David Hecht, of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price and Hecht LLP, tells us: "It is widely acknowledged that Ribeiro's image and intellectual property have been misused by Epic Games in the most popular videogame currently in the world, Fortnite" .
He continues, "Epic has earned record profits from downloadable content in the game, including emotes such as" Fresh. "However Epic failed to compensate or even ask permission from Ribeiro for the use of its similarity and iconic intellectual property."
We got in touch with Epic Games to comment … so far, no word back.
Originally posted – 12/17/2018 at 11:19 PST