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Lou Rawls Is Suing Marvin Gaye -- Seriously

12/29/2006 9:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's like Motown went to heaven and had a fight. Well, sort of. Lou Rawls, Jr. is suing Marvin Gaye, III over a pretty gruesome attack. Both plaintiff and defendant are sons of the legendary singers.
Lou Rawls and Marvin Gaye
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. According to the suit, Marvin Gay, III, owned at least four large dogs. In January, 2005, "the said four large dogs attacked, bit, clawed, and physically and mentally injured the person of the Plaintiff, Lou Rawls, Jr."

According to the suit, Rawls was visiting (Gaye's) property at the time of the alleged attack. The suit claims Rawls suffered "pain, injury, loss of blood, tearing of flesh, multiple dog bite wounds, fear of disease and other and further great and considerable harm, damage, injury and loss."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Marvin Gaye, III is a record producer who controls his late father's estate.


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I'm first!!!

2832 days ago


the problem with naming your kid "who ever I am, junior" is that a lot people have talent and will never have the chance to fight over money that the daddys made ( not junior-the daddy) and will just be nobody . However, these two nothings could sit back on their asses and spend the money and no one gets hurt, BUT NOOOOO, these two had dads that voices and talent overall will never be matched. I think if Dad Rawls were alive he might tell his son " ok you are hurt, go to the doctor and get stiches and dont play with Gaye, Jr. any more." But both Dads are dead and are rolling in their graves at the childish stupidity of their sons.And the only reason this was news is because of their names. In closing, I repeat, dont make your childs name " who ever I am , junior" Peace and Love " :)

2832 days ago

george vieto    

Four dogs of Marvin Gaye III alledegy attacked Lou Rawls Jr.? Man did bite dog.

2832 days ago


do you win a prize for being "first" ?

2832 days ago


The only thing better would have been if Snoop Dogg had been one of the the accused biters.

2832 days ago


leave snoop outta this..........

2832 days ago


I couldn't care less about this dog thing. But I will take this opportunity to say that Marvin Gaye is my favorite singer of ALL TIME! Does anyone know if the film with Jesse Martin as Marvin is ever going to be finished? What's the status of it?

2832 days ago

We, are not amused.    

Ah...aren't these guys, like dead allready?

2832 days ago

Mad Balls    

WOW ! How shocking ! Not this edit but the fact you sh*tfaced dolts could run sh*T like this . Dickheads . What next ? Max Bear jr. versus Jed Clampett III and how about the nerve of Johnny carson Jr. thinking he could fart in the direction of Ed McMahons grandson . Next thing you'll be showing us home movies of your childhood visit to Michigan . Happy Fetivus for the rest of US ! Dickheads .

2832 days ago


when will the stupideness stop? or at least slow down

2831 days ago

Devoted Harvey-ite    

Yep, another reason not to name your kids after yourself. Personally, I'm waiting for George Foreman's sons (all named George) to start suing each other.

2831 days ago



2825 days ago


the marvin gaye movie with jessie martin has been postponed due to lack of funds. it's only gonna cover his life after motown, b/c the motown a**holes won't license the music from his motown career.

2820 days ago


marvin senior hated lou rawls senior anyway, so that seems about right.

2820 days ago


Uh-Un. Let's not go there, nASTY. There was NOT (nor, is there) a Johnny Carson, Jr. The King of Comedy's sons are Chris and Cory (living) and Rick (deceased). But one thing their father NEVER was, is "classless". Neither do those classy boys pass gas. Period.

2810 days ago

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