It’s going to be a merry Christmas for the Gaye family. According to the Wrap, “Blurred Lines’” creative duo, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams reportedly paid Marvin Gaye’s family damages of $3.2 million, with Thicke paying an additional $1.8 million and Williams paying an additional $357,631 on Monday. As previously reported by several publications, including The Toronto Sun, a California jury ruled back in March, that the Grammy-nominated hit featured elements of Gaye’s 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up.”
The jury then initially ordered them to pay $7.3 million, before the damages were first was first reduced to $5.3 million, and then $3.2 million. Following the initial judgment, Thicke and Williams stated they would be “reviewing the decision and considering options.” However, the singers’ bid for a new trial was subsequently denied. Documents obtained by The Wrap indicate that Thicke and Williams’ attorneys were expected to take the dispute to an appeals court with the Central District of California’s Western Division court.