Sony Settles Lawsuit With Jerry Lambert
We all loved the Kevin Butler PlayStation commercials. But when he showed up in a Bridgestone commercial playing a Nintendo Wii, we were just a little surprised.
So was Sony. And the company wasn't amused.
The good news is that according to MediaPost, the actor who plays KB - Jerry Lambert - and Sony have resolved their lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Lambert admitted that the aforementioned Bridgestone ad may have caused confusion, and he has agreed to spend the next two years avoiding "any other video game or computer entertainment system or video game company." He will also give Sony the heads-up if he plans to endorse a competitor's product.
Sony alleged that its contract with Lambert stopped him from doing promo work for competitors:
"Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony’s intellectual property, creates confusion in the market, and causes damage to Sony."
Well, at least it's all over and done with. I just wish KB would come back to the PlayStation family and do some more hilarious commercials. My favorite is still the Gran Turismo 5 one. LOL
1/17/2013 9:42:16 PM John Shepard