Chubby Checker Suing HP, Palm Over App
Famed singer Chubby Checker has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Hewlett Packard and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. for using his name on a mobile app that uses shoe size to estimate penis size.
His attorney, Willie Gary, claimed in a press release the app has caused “irreparable damage and harm” to the singer’s company. It states that HP and Palm refused to remove the app when initially approached. HP told WebOS Nation the app was removed in September 2012.
The app claims “Any of you ladies out there just start seeing someone new and wondering what the size of there member is. Well now you can right now from your phone.”
"This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time," said Gary. "We cannot sit idly and watch as technology giants or anyone else exploits the name or likeness of an innocent person with the goal of making millions of dollars.”
The $0.99 app has been downloaded approximately 84 times.