Marvin Gaye Family fighting over $7.4 million 'Blurred Lines' payout

The music legend's sisters claim they live in poverty while his ex wife and her children enjoy his entire rich legacy of his music.

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Marvin Gaye's sisters, Zeola, 69 and Jeanne 78 play

Marvin Gaye's sisters, Zeola, 69 and Jeanne 78

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Marvin Gaye and wife, Jan play

Marvin Gaye and wife, Jan

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Marvin Gaye's family is currently at war over his financial and musical legacy despite the $7.4m payout they will get from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing his copyright, Daily Mail Online reports.

The news outlet says sisters to the late music legend claim they've been left out of his estate and have even been banned from performing his songs although one did perform on the disputed hit, 'Got To Give It Up'.

Two sisters, Zeola, 69, and Jeanne, 78, told the site that Gaye's ex-wife, Jan accused them of 'picking on your brother's bones' and snubbed attempts to make peace in the wake of the settlement.

Williams and Thicke were ordered to pay the sum in a groundbreaking copyright case in which a judge ruled that their hit Blurred Lines was a breach of Gaye's copyright.


In what they say is a bitter irony, Gaye's wife and children will receive the $7.4m while Zeola and Jeanne are living effectively in poverty despite playing a key role in Gaye's life, while his ex-wife and her children profit from the ground breaking legal case and the already rich legacy of his music.

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