Rosa Parks won a decision
against Outkast today, after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a lawsuit
over 1998’s hit song "Rosa Parks."
Parks alleges that Outkast violated her trademark rights and defamed her.
Parks and her lawyer,
famed attorney Johnnie Cochran, scored a victory earlier this year, when a portion
of the lawsuit was reinstated earlier this year.
that Parks had approved an album of gospel recordings titled Verity Records
Presents: A Tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks and that fans accidently bought Aquemeni
instead of the gospel album.
21 affidavits at the last hearing from people who said they were "fooled
into buying the rap album out of a belief that it had something to do with Parks
and the civil rights movements."
that the song is neither false advertising nor a violation of Parks’ publicity
rights and is protected by the First Amendment.
Parks made history
in December 1955 when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a
white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus.