In what may be one of the oddest music-related lawsuits in recent history, rock and roll legend Chubby Checker is suing the makers of “Chubby Checker,” a Palm OS app meant to help women guess the size of their date’s penis.
(Yes, you read that correctly. It’s a Palm OS app.) Via Gigwise:
Chubby Checker trademarked his stage name in 1997, and is now suing the app – despite the fact that it was removed a while ago and only had 84 downloads.
Checker – the singer – claims that it will cause 'irreparable damage and harm’ to his name, and will leave people associating his name with 'the obscene sexual connotation and images’ of the app.
Willie Gary, Checker’s lawyer, says, “This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time.”
Checker is demanding all the profits from “Checker.” According to a press release from his lawyers, that amount totals up to an almost inexplicable $500 million.
We can only assume they added three, possibly four, extra zeros to that number by accident.