Alfonso Ribeiro Suing “Fortnite” Developers Over Carlton Dance

Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro has filed a lawsuit against the creators of Fortnite for using his famous “Carlton Dance” in the game. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Ribeiro says that Fortnite released a new dance that its characters can perform called the "Fresh emote” on January 2, 2018--and it's a carbon copy of what he performed on the '90s sitcom. "Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like ‘Fresh,’” the actor’s attorney argues. “Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property." Ribeiro also claims he's in the middle of copyrighting the Carlton dance.The Wall Street Journal notes that Ribeiro’s lawsuit is almost identical to the one filed by rapper 2 Milly earlier this month for jacking his "Milly Rock" dance.

 
 

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