Mitch Schneider OrganizationMeat Loaf is taking a Meat Loaf tribute act to federal court for using the singer's name in a Web address.
According to TMZ.com, Meat Loaf has filed suit in Los Angeles ****** Superior Court against Dean Torkington over Torkington's use of the domain name MeatLoaf.org, to promote his act, "To **** and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf."
The suit alleges that Torkington registered the domain name in "bad faith" and is using the website to confuse fans into thinking they're seeing the real Meat Loaf. According to the suit, Torkington's use of the domain name violates a U.S. cybersquatting law. Meat Loaf is seeking to have the website shut down and the domain name handed over. He's also seeking $100,000 in damages.
Torkington, who bills his show as "the U.K.'s Number 1 Tribute to Meat Loaf & the Songs of Jim Steinman," responded with a message on the disputed website. "I have every intention of defending this to protect my good name and will not be bullied in this way," he writes. "Having relaunched myself as a Multi rock tribute performing as Bon Jovi, Aerosmiths Steve Tyler , u2, Bruce Springsteen etc in my Legends Of Rock Show I really dont see what his gripe is or legally where he is coming from," Torkington continues.
Torkington even takes a shot at Meat Loaf, writing, "I dont look like Meat Loaf anymore having got super fit and losing 11 stones!!!" Eleven stones is the equivalent of around 155 pounds.
There's video of Torkington's Meat Loaf act on YouTube, so you can decide for yourself how good the U.K. singer's impression is.
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