Marvin Gaye’s family have turned down a settlement offer from Robin Thicke.
The reportedly six-figure settlement offer was made in Thicke’s attempt to end an ongoing battle over a claim that Blurred Lines plagiarised Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up.
Earlier this month Thicke, Pharrell Williams and TI filed a lawsuit in LA requesting a ruling to state that their smash-hit song Blurred Lines does not copy the Marvin Gaye track.
The lawsuit is said to have upset Gaye’s family and Marvin Gaye III told TMZ, “We’re not happy with the way that he went about doing business, let alone suing us for something where he clearly got his inspiration from at the least."
He continued, "That’s caused my family a lot of duress.”
According to Billboard, Thicke offered a settlement deal to avoid a copyright infringement case.