David Byrne Explains Crist Lawsuit, Says He's the Little Guy
Talking Heads leader David Byrne is still pursueing his lawsuit against Gov. Charlie Crist for using one of his songs in a YouTube campaign ad. He wants $1 million because he believes the ad suggests that he endorsed Crist and did harm to his reputation. Today he explained the situation to Rolling Stone.
Byrne also says there's no chance for a settlement.
"We tried hard to resolve this before filing the lawsuit. Our legal system has the problem that money often dictates whether someone files a lawsuit or not. It's often assumed, rightly, by the powerful, that the little guy won't spend the money to take it to court. I was left with no choice but to file this lawsuit. I'm sure we will continue to explore settlement options."
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