February 10, 2009 16:00

Village People's policeman sues band

Apparently it's no longer 'fun to stay' with the fancy dress collective

Village People's policeman sues band
The Village People's lead singer Victor Willis is suing the current incarnation of the group for $1million (£675,000) over image issues.

Willis, who dressed as a policeman, is seeking the damages from promoter Sixuvus Ltd, agents the William Morris Agency and Can't Stop Productions, who own the rights to The Village People band name, reports BBC News.

The star claims that his image and voice have been used for promotional purposes – and as well as the money, is seeking an order to prevent them being used in the future.

He is also suing several venues where the current Village People have played.

Willis co-wrote the band's 1979 Number One hit 'YMCA' – see him and his former bandmates in action by clicking on the video below.

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