Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnight For Using His 'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Carlton Dance

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The actor claims that the company behind the popular video game is making money off his famous dance.
Paula Rogo Dec, 18, 2018

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the makers of the popular video game, Fortnite Battle Royale, for copying the dance he made popular with his character Carlton Banks on the hit 90s show.

According to Deadline, Ribeiro filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for apparently copying his famous two step.

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Epic Games has “capitalized on Alfonso Ribeiro’s celebrity and popularity by selling The Dance as an in-game purchase in Fortnite under the name ‘Fresh,’ which players can buy to customize their avatars for use in the game,” the lawsuit says.

Ribeiro says he is currently in the middle of copyrighting the dance.

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This is not the only copyright lawsuit the gaming company is facing regarding swiped dance moves.

According to Variety, Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly also filed a complaint against Epic Games earlier this month over dance moves in Fortnite. The suit claims the game developer misappropriated the Milly Rock — a dance the rapper created for a 2014 music video — and that Epic never asked for his permission nor compensated him.

Previously, Chance the Rapper and even actor Donald Faison have also criticized the company’s infringement tactics, the Guardian reports.

The company has yet to respond to Ribeiro’s lawsuit.