MGA Searching for $6 Million From T.I. For “Misconduct” In OMG Girlz Lawsuit


In keeping with authorized paperwork obtained by Billboard, MGA Leisure is now searching for $6 million from T.I. The information follows T.I. and his spouse, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, dropping a lawsuit towards the corporate final month. The pair had claimed that the corporate used the likeness of a teen pop lady group created by Tiny in 2009, the OMG Girlz, as inspiration for his or her widespread doll assortment. Tiny known as the decision “horrible” following the information.

Now, MGA is firing again. The corporate’s attorneys declare the lawsuit was dealt with improperly, they usually wish to be reimbursed for hefty authorized charges. “The OMG Girlz’ litigation ways, over-reaching claims, and misconduct — together with violating certainly one of this Court docket’s … rulings as to require a mistrial — justify awarding MGA the over $6.1million in charges spent litigating this matter,” the attorneys wrote.

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T.I. And Tiny Sued MGA Leisure

MGA Seeking $6 Million From T.I. For "Misconduct" In OMG Girlz Lawsuit
T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris attend 2019 Black Music Honors at Cobb Power Performing Arts Centre on September 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Picture by Paras Griffin/Getty Pictures for Black Music Honors)

MGA’s attorneys continued, “Each within the method the OMG Girlz litigated this case, and the weak spot of the substantive claims and theories the OMG Girlz offered (as confirmed by the jury), the Court docket ought to conclude that this case stands out from others.”

The authorized battle noticed the pair accuse MGA of modeling their “L.O.L. Shock OMG Ladies” dolls after the group. “The animated OMG Dolls copy the OMG Lady distinctive bodily look, hair kinds and hair colours, gown and mimic the OMG Lady launched sound recordings,” T.I. and Tiny’s lawsuit towards MGA learn. The couple additionally accused the corporate of racism, trying to persuade a jury that the dolls showcase “cultural appropriation and outright theft of the mental property.” MGA’s authorized crew claimed the trial was unfair as a result of these racism accusations, and it was later dominated a mistrial. MGA’s Chief Government Officer, Isaac Larian, mentioned that he “feels nice” following the decision.

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