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Video footage of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ Blurred Lines depositions appears online

By | Published on Monday 26 October 2015

Blurred Lines

Video footage of the at least partly amusing depositions given by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the early part of the big ‘Blurred Lines’ plagiarism case have been published by The Hollywood Reporter.

As previously reported, Thicke and Willams, along with their business partners and rapper TI, were sued by the family of Marvin Gaye, who claimed – successfully – that ‘Blurred Lines’ ripped off Gaye’s song ‘Got To Give It Up’. And, pending appeal, that scored them $7.3 million in damages.

Various classic quotes from the depositions were made public last year, such as Thicke admitting that he was “high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio” and therefore hadn’t been in any state to contribute much to ‘Blurred Lines’, while Williams said of Gaye: “He’s an Aries. I respect him”.

The videos obtained by THR show Williams getting shirty about whether or not he can read music – he was “not comfortable” with naming notes at that particular moment – and Thicke admitting that he does not consider himself an honest person. Which is a paradoxically honest answer. Or is it?

Watch footage from Williams’ deposition here and Thicke’s deposition here.