1960′s icon Chubby Checker is suing Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and another firm for using his stage name for a risque software app.
The star – performer of the dance hits “The Twist” and its follow-ups – is upset over an app named “Chubby Checker”, reports Businessinsider.com. The app allows women to use a man’s foot size to guess the size of his penis.
Checker – whose birth name is Ernest Evans – claims in the suit that the app caused “irreparable damage and harm” to him and will cause confusion in the public. The 71-year-old trademarked his stage name in 1997 and is asking the court to award him “all profits” earned by both the defunct maker of the app, Magic Apps, and HP, which owns the Palm devices for which the app was developed.
According to Checker’s lawyer, “This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time.”