The American actor Alfonso Ribeiro challenges Epic Games, the company behind the shooting game Fortnite, and 2K Games, the developer of basketball game NBA 2K.
“Epic has failed to compensate Mr. Ribeiro or even ask permission to use his resemblance and iconic intellectual property,” says the lawyer of the former actor The Fresh Prince or Bel-Air against
According to the actor, the companies stole a well-known dance movement from his character Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and incorporated them into their game.
The shooting game Fortnite offers players the possibility to have their character perform a dance movement. The Fresh movement, which is based on the ‘Carlton Dance’ from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has been available since January 2018.
In early December it became known that Epic Games is also being sued by the American rapper 2 Milly. He also claims that in Fortnite a dance movement conceived by him can be found.