Robin Thicke and Pharrell Are Appealing the ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision

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"Blurred Lines."

Maybe Robin Thicke and Pharrell are going deaf, maybe they're going blind, but either way, they aren't going to take that "Blurred Lines" court decision lying down: On Monday they filed a motion to appeal a jury's decision in March that their 2013 hit improperly borrowed the "groove" from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." The original verdict ordered the duo to pay $7.4 million — since reduced to $5.3 million, with $3.2 million of that having already been paid (Thicke owes an additional $1.8 million and Williams an additional $360,000) —  in damages to Gaye's family, who also asked that Thicke and Pharrell stop selling the song until they paid up. The family's attorney, Paul Phillips, told the Wrap he was confident the controversial ruling would be upheld: "This appeal only delays the inevitable — we aren’t going anywhere." Hey hey hey.