Meat Loaf files lawsuit against impersonator for misleading fans
Rock star and actor Meat Loaf has filed a lawsuit against his well-known impersonator, claiming that the tribute singer is misleading fans over the Internet.
According to reports, 64-year-old Meat Loaf — real name Marvin Lee Aday — filed the legal docs in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that his impersonator Dean Torkington registered MeatLoaf.org in “bad faith” and has since exploited the domain name of the website to confuse and mislead Meat Loaf fans into thinking that he is the “real” singer. Dean Torkington is said to be using the website to promote his act called “To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf.”
Additionally, the singer also claims that Dean Torkington, who is based in the United Kingdom, does not have any right to own or use the domain name, and that he is breaking the law by cybersquatting … in violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
Now, Meat Loaf wants the impersonator to shut down his website and hand over the domain. The rock star also wants $100,000 in damages.
He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of “Bat Out of Hell,” “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose.” Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies.