Dorothea “Coco” Fletcher looks similar to Tina Turner and can also sing. Ideal conditions for a tribute show. On the other hand, the rock legend complained before the BGH. Now there is a verdict.
Karlsruhe – singer Tina Turner (82) has lost a legal dispute with the organizer of a tribute show about a double.
In this case, artistic freedom outweighs personality rights, the first civil senate of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided on Thursday in Karlsruhe.
The case concerned the question of whether the double Dorothea “Coco” Fletcher looked too similar to the original and whether advertising posters with her photo and the title “Simply The Best – The Tina Turner Story” gave the impression that the superstar himself was getting up the stage or support the show. Turner had sued the organizer Cofo Entertainment from Passau for an injunction (Az. I ZR 2/21).
At the beginning of 2020, Turner was right before the Cologne district court. However, the Cologne Higher Regional Court reversed the verdict in the same year. In its decision, it gave artistic freedom more weight than the right to one’s own image and name. dpa
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