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Nona Gaye: The 'legacy' of my father has been upheld

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Nona Gaye: The 'legacy' of my father has been upheld

Marvin Gaye's daughter is glad the "legacy" of her father has been upheld.

Nona Gaye has been celebrating a jury's ruling that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay $7.3 million for plagiarising her father's 1977 hit 'Got To Give It Up' with their track 'Blurred Lines'.

She told the New York Daily News: "It's a beautiful day when you can sit in a courtroom and have justice stand.

"I feel free from the pain. It felt like a painful joke, those two years knowing our song was copied and not getting any serious feedback from their side. That's our father, that's what he left for us, our legacy."

Nona and her brother Frankie have also requested that sales of the hit track cease until a decision is made about how the future profits will be divided up.

Richard Busch, the attorney for the Gaye family said: "We'll be asking the court to enter an injunction prohibiting the further sale and distribution of 'Blurred Lines' unless and until we can reach an agreement with those guys on the other side about how future monies that are received will be shared.

"We'll be doing that in about a week or so."