Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over use of Carlton dance from Recent Prince Of Bel-Air

As Carlton Banks in The Recent Prince Of Bel-Air, Alfonso Ribeiro grew to become recognized for his distinctive dance strikes.

And it appears the actor, who performed Will Smith’s cousin within the 1990s US sitcom, desires it to remain that method.

The 47-year-old is accusing the makers of laptop video games Fortnite and NBA 2K of ripping off the a lot cherished Carlton dance he popularised within the present.

He alleges that Fortnite creator Epic Video games and 2K creator Take-Two Interactive used the dance with out his permission or credit score, in separate lawsuits filed on Monday.

Authorized papers lodged on the US District Court docket in central California say the businesses unfairly profited from the star’s “inventive expression, likeness and superstar”.

Alfonso Ribeiro performs during the Dancing With The Stars: Live! Tour at Turning Stone on December 28, 2014
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The actor appeared on Dancing With The Stars within the US

Ribeiro is within the technique of copyrighting the dance, in response to the lawsuit, and is in search of damages from the businesses.

Fortnite is without doubt one of the hottest video video games on the earth and permits gamers to carry out the Carlton dance, whereas NBA 2K is a basketball sport.

Neither Epic Video games or Take-Two Interactive have responded to the lawsuit.

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