ATLANTA (CBS46) –
Shirley Caesar, now perhaps most widely known for a 2010 sermon that sparked the “U Name It Challenge”, is suing over what her attorney said is an unauthorized use of her sermon and song.
Caesar, a Grammy-award winning gospel artist and preacher, says the video in question was posted by Gwinnett County’s DJ Suede in November, after the so-called #UNameItChallenge went viral.
Her legal team is alleging the video is worth more than $5 million in losses.
Caesar’s lead attorney, James Walker, saying a judge agrees with Caesar’s claim that at least one of DJ Suede’s videos needed to be taken down.
Walker said the judge decided the video, which is linked below, and its several images of alcohol “violate the brand, image and name of a Christian pastor”, referring to Caesar.
Walker said, as of Thursday evening, the video was still up.
Judge Glenda Hatchett, the former juvenile court judge — now a high-profile Atlanta-area attorney is working with Walker’s office on the case — alleges the song jeopardized a deal her client, Caesar, was working on with famed rapper Snoop Dogg, also known as Snoop Lion. They said the proceeds from that deal would have gone to help the hungry.
“DJ Suede and his management were in conversations with her lawyer. They didn’t reach an agreement and they put it out anyway,” Hatchett said. To read the rest click here: http://www.wbrc.com/story/34011746/shirley-ceasar-sues-over-unauthorized-use-of-beans-greens-sermon
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