"Carlton" Sues Game Makers Over Dance

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing Epic Games for alleged stealing the Carlton Dance for its game, Fortnite. He claims that the “Fresh emote” is carbon copy of the moves that he developed for his “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” character, Carlton Banks. 

Alfonso’s lawyer, David Hecht, said, “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.” 

Naturally, Epic Games isn’t talking. Meanwhile, Alfonso has filed a similar suit against 2K Games for using his moves in NBA 2K.

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