Randy Orton’s tattoos are really cool, and they are also the subject of an ongoing lawsuit filed by the artist who inked The Viper’s scales. This isn’t a lawsuit only against WWE, but 2k and their affiliates are seeing their day in court as well.
According to an update from PW Insider, Catherine Alexander, Orton’s tattoo artist who put those tribal markings on him, will see her day in court on September 20th.
This lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2K Games, Inc., 2K Sports, Inc., Visual Concepts Entertainment, Yuke’s Co., Ltd. and Yuke’s LA Inc is over the use of Alexander’s artwork in their game. She claims that they did not get permission to use her designs, so she took them to court.
A pre-trial hearing will take place on September 1st. First filed in 2018, this lawsuit has been through the legal ringer. They initially offered her a $450 payout, but that was obviously not a substantial offer in her book. The lawsuit pressed on and we will soon find out how it goes in court.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a real headache for the judicial system. Dates were pushed back many times for practically every ongoing case. Protocol was hard to maintain in that setting and the prison system also saw numerous outbreaks of COVID which also halted many cases. That being said, it’s not unusually that it took this long for this case to finally see its day in court, and there will be a resolution soon enough.
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