'Fresh Prince' Star Ribeiro Sues Fortnite Maker Over 'Carlton Dance'


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for utilizing his well-known dance on the favored video video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday (Dec. 17) in federal court docket, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The Carlton Dance” with out permission or credit score.

Ribeiro’s dance was popularized by way of his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom. Ribeiro says North Carolina-based Epic Games and Delaware-based Take Two used his dance he first carried out on a 1991 Fresh Prince episode. He’s asking for a choose’s order to cease each video games from utilizing his strikes.

Ribeiro says he’s presently in the midst of copyrighting the dance. The go well with comes after rapper 2 Milly just lately filed a copyright go well with in opposition to Epic for allegedly misappropriating his "Milly Rock" dance routine within the recreation. 

Epic Games and Take Two spokesmen didn’t reply to requests for remark.