Walker, who joined the group in 2002, was let go back in May, even though the group has still been using his picture.
According to the NY Daily, the lawsuit says that Walker asked The Roots to stop using his name to promote their performances and appearances anywhere. They did not acknowledge his request and continued advertising him as still part of the band. The suit also states that Walker was not paid his fair share in royalties.
The filing from the law firm or Mark David Shirian P.C. states, “Walker is seeking monetary damages arising from defendants’ use of his likeness, and an injunction prohibiting defendants from using his likeness in order to protect his own legacy.”
An example of The Roots using his name from the lawsuit is their performance at the Radio City Music Hall in New York for the Dave Chappelle residency, where Walker’s picture was used to promote the event.
As of now, The Roots have not released a statement.
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
(Source: NY Daily)
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