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Chubby Checker sues HP over penis-measuring app

Published on Feb 15, 2013 5:55 AM
File photo of Chubby Checker taken during his concert at Suntec City. -- ST PHOTO: MAZLAN BADRON

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A lawyer acting for Chubby Checker - the musical legend behind The Twist - has announced a lawsuit against tech-giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) for using the singer's name for a penis-measuring app.

In a statement this week, attorney Willie Gary said the suit named HP and its subsidiary, Palm, for marketing the software application without permission.

The suit filed a Florida federal court seeks US$500 million (S$619 millionO) in damages.

According to Mr Gary, it alleges the app "adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value... and will tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years."

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