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Flavor Flav Issues Cease & Desist For Bernie Sanders Campaign Because of Public Enemy Rally Performance

Flavor Flav Issues Cease & Desist For Bernie Sanders Campaign Because of Public Enemy Rally Performance

Bernie Sanders was hit with a cease and desist from Flavor Flav.

After hearing that Public Enemy member Chuck D was slated to perform under the group name, Flavor Flav reacted with a cease and desist letter to the campaign.

Rolling Stone reports that Flavor Flav’s lawyer Matthew Friedman, accused the campaign of using his client’s “unauthorized likeness, image and trademarked clock” to promote the upcoming rally, although the musician has not “endorsed any political candidate.”

The letter also emphasizes that the “planned performance will only be Chuck D of Public Enemy, it will not be a performance by Public Enemy. Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav.”

Chuck D issued a statement to the magazine following the letter.

“Flavor chooses to dance for his money and not do benevolent work like this. He has a year to get his act together and get himself straight or he’s out,” he shared.

A lawyer for Chuck D added, “From a legal standpoint, Chuck could perform as Public Enemy if he ever wanted to; he is the sole owner of the Public Enemy trademark. He originally drew the logo himself in the mid-80’s, is also the creative visionary and the group’s primary songwriter, having written Flavor’s most memorable lines.”

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