Pitbull isn’t called Mr. Worldwide without good reason: the Cuban American has come out on top again with the news that Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against him, Ne-Yo and Afrojack over the song ‘Give Me Everything” has been dismissed.
Lohan, who is no stranger to legal drama, filed suit against Pitbull for his 2011 hit “Give Me Everything,” over the lyrics “I’ve got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” According to E! News, the suit was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge, who decreed that the song’s lyrics are protected under the First Amendment, which grants freedom of speech and creative expression.
“This will further solidify the rights of artists to express themselves in song,” Pitbull’s attorney, Marcos Jimenez, told E! News Thursday. He further explained that his 32-year-old client “wasn’t shocked,” but “disappointed” when Lohan filed suit in August 2011.
Pitbull, Jimenez said “is very pleased,” that the suit had been dismissed.
“He felt it was very important to address this head on to protect his right and the rights of other artist. He decided to fight this,” said Jimemez.
Lohan had filed suit against Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, J Records, Sony Music Holdings, RCA Music Group, Polo Grounds Music and Mr. 305 Enterprise on the grounds that the lyrics “locked up like Lindsay Lohan” were negative. The “Parent Trap” actress also claimed that she should have been paid for the use of her name in the tune.
In addition to the suit’s dismissal, Lohan’s attorney Stephanie Ovadia, was also fined $1,500 by Senior District Judge Denis R. Hurley for “sanctionable plagiarism and false representation.” Pitbull’s legal team had filed papers in March 2012 accusing Ovadia of plagiarizing arguments from online article, using them in her legal briefs.
Pitbull – whose legal name is Armando Christian Perez – had maintained throughout the court proceedings that his song lyrics were an expression of his creativity. And the Miami native didn’t let any legal drama stand in the way of making new music, as his most recent album “Global Warming” was released in November of last year.