July 13th, 2012 by faye
Hard rock singer Meat Loaf can finally have control over his website from the Meat Loaf impersonator who claims that he has actually lost too much weight in an attempt to continue copying the singer.
As previous reports have stated, 64-year-old Meat Loaf had filed a lawsuit against his impersonator named Dean Torkington, claiming that the man is cybersquatting on his website, MeatLoaf.org and are misleading his fans. The singer also accused Dean Torkington of brand name confusion by registering his act “To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf” under the web domain that was mentioned a while ago. He filed the legal papers at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, insisting that the move was made in “bad faith.”
Dean Torkington, the impersonator of the real rock star, told media outlet TMZ that Loaf offered him an amount of $2,000 for the website. However, he wants something that is closer to $10,000. Torkington said that he is only willing to give back the website because he has dropped about $168 lbs — hardly “Bat Out of Hell” shape, TMZ reports.
The impersonator said that he wants to use the money to be able to promote his new gig — Bruce Springsteen and Steven Tyler impressions.
July 6th, 2012 by faye
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.