Meat Loaf Sues Tribute Act For $100,000, Brands Him “Online Imposter”


Meat Loaf is suing a UK-based tribute act of his for $100,000 for use of a website named Dean Torkington, who performs under the name ‘To Hell and Back,’ was served with papers by Meat Loaf’s lawyers earlier this month.

The lawsuit claims that Torkington has “commercially exploited” the domain name and is “liable for…statutory damages of up to $100,000 for cybersquatting.” NME reports that the tribute singer, who used to perform as an Elton John tribute also, has clashed with Meat Loaf before – the latter took him backstage at a 2003 concert and told him to get rid of a van emblazoned with the Bat Out of Hell artwork on the side.

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  • lovinit6

    An artist is entitled to be paid for his work. Meatloaf is his own brand and for someone to hijack that is a crime…..that includes artwork he probably paid for. I wish Twitter would clamp down on the fake celebrity twits. Moorgan Freeman..c’mon.