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Randy Orton set to appear in court

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WWE veteran Randy Orton is set to appear in court shortly relating to an open case regarding a WWE video game.

PWInsider recently had a fantastic run down of why the Viper is making his way into a courtroom as a witness.

The site wrote: “WWE star Randy Orton is scheduled as a witness in the trial for the lawsuit his tattoo artist Catherine Alexander has brought against World Wrestling Entertainment, Take-Two Interactive Software, 2K Games, Inc., 2K Sports, Inc., Visual Concepts Entertainment, Yuke’s Co., Ltd. and Yuke’s LA Inc. before The U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, has confirmed” the site began.

Randy Orton in Court

“As has covered over the last several years, the lawsuit, initially filed in April 2018, alleges that all of Alexander’s tattoo work on WWE star Randy Orton are her own original designs that she alone owns the rights to. 

“Alexander is suing, claiming that the defendants have all infringed on her copyrights and that she has never given any of the defendants permission to recreate them in WWE-licensed videogames.

“In her lawsuit, Anderson stated that she performed the tattoo work on Orton between 2003 and 2008 and that ‘are easily recognized by his fans and members of the public.’ 

“She also noted that, in advance of the lawsuit obviously, she ‘submitted applications to register copyrights on each of the aforementioned works on March 15, 2018.’

You can find the full article via the link above.

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