Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton Banks is now the newest celeb to sue the famous game Fortnite for illegally using his dance. According to TMZ, the makers have been hit with multiple lawsuits from various celebrities. Not to mention the amount of money it has grossed, i can only imagine what the fines could look like.
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STORY via TMZ – #AlfonsoRibeiro is the latest celeb who's got beef with Fortnite's pop culture-influenced dances — and now he's suing the creators of the game for jacking his own. The former 'Fresh Prince' star just filed suit against Epic Games — which developed the crazy popular multi-player game — claiming the company completely ripped off the famous dance his character, Carlton Banks, did on the show throughout the series. ——————————————————— In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Alfonso says that Fortnite released a new dance that its characters can perform called the "Fresh emote," which came out on Jan 2, 2018 … and it's a carbon copy of what he claims he came up with on the '90s sitcom. ——————————————————— Alfonso's attorney, David Hecht of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, tells us, "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." He continues, "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."