Pharrell Williams’ Contentious ‘Blurred Lines’ Testimony Unsealed: Watch

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Pharrell Williams’ Contentious ‘Blurred Lines’ Testimony Unsealed (Exclusive Video).

Robin Thicke revealed that he was high and drunk during interviews he did during his Blurred Lines trial in footage of his deposition released on Saturday, Oct. 24 revealed that he was both high and drunk in interviews he conducted during the lawsuit surrounding his 2012 song “Blurred Lines” in his deposition video released on Saturday, Oct. 24.As The Hollywood Reporter first revealed in September 2014, Thicke’s deposition in the lawsuit that accused him and Pharrell Williams of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” to create the hit song “Blurred Lines’ was a wild one.These are tough times for Robin Thicke, a one-time chart-topper who has been battling legal issues over the creation of his hit single “Blurred Lines.” Of course, it’s bad enough to lose a multi-million dollar lawsuit, or to admit that you’ve exaggerated your artistic input for the creation of your most famous song.

But as a new video shows, Thicke is now blaming the whole situation on being too “high and drunk” to understand what was going on as he repeatedly took credit for the song. “Do you consider yourself an honest person,” Thicke was asked during his April 23, 2014 deposition. Now, months after a jury in March awarded the Gaye estate $7.3 million (later reduced by the judge to $5.4 million), the case is heading toward an appeal.

Below, watch excerpts of Williams’ contentious back-and-forth with Gaye attorney Richard Busch, in which the well-known singer-producer is challenged over whether he can read music and how much of “Blurred Lines” he wrote for Thicke. Pharrell’s deposition was much more heated, as the attorney for Gaye’s family repeatedly questioned Pharrell’s ability to write and read music. “I’m not a teacher,” he responded at one point.

Along with Pharrell Williams’ deposition, which THR also has obtained, the video shows what it’s like for artists to be under fire, forced to tell the truth with nowhere to hide. Asked specifically about a VH1 interview (most likely this one), Thicke once again went back to the excuse. “I didn’t do a single interview last year without being high on both,” Thicke says, claiming he was on the painkiller Vicodin and constantly drinking from a water bottle he’d fill with vodka. Pharrell also disputed the notion that he went into the studio with the intent to mimic Gaye’s style. “I did not go in the studio with the intention of making anything feel like, or to sound like, Marvin Gaye,” he said.

He replied, “You should check it out” and “I’m not a teacher.” Busch, the opposing lawyer, continued to probe him on his knowledge of chords and music structure, to which Williams replied, “I’m not here to teach you music.” The singer admitted that he is able to read a musical notation, but is unable to write one. The attorney further questioned the singer, “When you were creating ‘Blurred Lines,’ were you trying to pretend that you were Marvin Gaye?” Williams replied: “At that particular time, no.

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