Alfonso Ribeiro (A.K.A. Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) has joined rapper 2 Milly in suing Fortnite developer Epic Games for selling their signature dance moves as emotes. Ribeiro accuses the pop-culture sensation of completely ripping off the iconic “Carlton Dance” made famous in the Will Smith starred series.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Fortnite‘s “Fresh emote,” which released January 2 this year, is a carbon copy of his dance moves and that the actor is currently in the middle of copyrighting the Carlton dance.
David Hecht, Alfonso’s lawyer, told TMZ ”It is widely recognized that Mr. Ribeiro’s likeness and intellectual property have been misappropriated by Epic Games in the most popular video game currently in the world, Fortnite. Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like “Fresh.” Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property.”
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