Another celebrity is building a case against ‘Fortnite’ for using their likeness without permission. Alfonso Ribeiro—also known as “Carlton” from ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ has filed a lawsuit against ‘Fortnite’ for using the popular “Carlton Dance.” Along with that, he is suing the creators of ’NBA 2K.’
According to Ribeiro, he says the company is allegedly using and selling his likeness and dance under the “Fresh” option in the game. Ribeiro noted this is an issue for him because he’s currently in the process of copyrighting the popular dance right now.
Ribeiro’s lawyer spoke to TMZ and said “It is widely recognized that Mr. Ribeiro’s likeness and intellectual property have been misappropriated by Epic Games in the most popular video game currently in the world, Fortnite. Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like 'Fresh.' Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property."