Robin Thicke And Pharrell's Depositions From The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Leaked!
Earlier this year, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost a lawsuit over their massive 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” that resulted in them forking over $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s children. During the depositions, Thicke admitted to being drunk and high on Vicodin in nearly every interview he gave during that song’s press cycle.
On Saturday (Oct. 24), The Hollywood Reporter published obtained videos of both Williams and Thicke speaking during the depositions in April 2014. In both, the musicians are relentlessly questioned about their own past words, the influence of Marvin Gaye and pretty much every little bit of “Blurred Lines” there is to break down.
Williams’ videos show him resting his hand on his chin as he’s asked about his contributions to the song as well as past comments he’d made about using “bluegrass chords” and “pentatonic harmonies.” He also says a few times that he’s “uncomfortable.”
In Thicke’s deposition, he makes numerous references to his alcohol and drug abuse, at one pointing stating flat out, “With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year.”
You can watch all the Pharrell videos here and all the Thicke videos here, and there are a lot. If you feel like sifting through the remnants of a hotly contested legal battle over one of the catchiest songs of the last few years — and seeing for yourself just how intricate and unabating lawsuits can be — this is your chance.
- Patrick Hosken