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Robin Thicke Was 'Drunk, High' During Song-Stealing Interviews

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Robin Thicke outside the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 26 Oct 2015 11:46 AM

Robin Thicke said he was "high and drunk" during media interviews in which he appeared to connect his 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" to Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up," according to depositions recently unsealed by a U.S. district judge.

A federal jury in Los Angeles ruled in favor of Gaye's family on March 10, charging that Thicke and Pharrell Williams stole portions of the late R&B star's 1977 hit and initially won $7.4 million, said KABC-TV. The amount was reduced to $5.4 million by the judge after the trial.

"With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year," Thicke, 38, says at one point in the 2014 deposition video, said People magazine. The star, son of actor Alan Thicke, admitted he was under the influence of Vicodin and alcohol, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Thicke said in the deposition, which was recorded April 23, 2014, that he "didn't do a single interview last year without being high on both," said People.

"I tell whatever I want to say to help sell records," Thicke said in another portion of the video.

KABC-TV said the jury saw the 14-minute deposition of Williams, in which the entertainer told one attorney, "I am not here to teach you music."

Williams and Thicke have filed an appeal in the case, noted KABC-TV.

"This is old news," said Howard E. King, the attorney for the two stars. "The songs are still different and we look forward to complete vindication on appeal."

"Blurred Lines," spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the charts and has sold more than 7.3 million copies in the U.S. alone, per Neilsen Soundscan figures.

The song was the second ranking on Billboard magazine's year-end 2013 charts, only behind "Thrift Shop," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.


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