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College Football Whacked By Village People Cop

12/9/2009 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

College Football Whacked By Village People CopThe cop from Village People just chalked up the first victory in college football bowl season -- dominating the people behind a major bowl game who used his image without permission.

The cop -- real name Victor Willis -- has settled a lawsuit he filed against the Sun Bowl after they allegedly used his voice and image to promote a halftime show at the 2009 game featuring the Village People ... even though Willis left the group back in 1984.

According to Willis, the Sun Bowl has agreed to run a disclaimer should they ever book the Village People again reading, "The original lead singer of the Village People, Victor Willis, is not performing."

"You can put your mind at ease."

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Tosha    

That's the original lead singer of the Village People? Boy is he good looking. I'm glad he's the straight one.

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Tina    

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KaraScott    

I agree, he's looks great. Since it's his voice singing all the Village People hits and I think he also wrote YMCA, the new group should not being usig him to mislead the public into believing that the group's orginal lead singer is still performing with them when he's not.

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I guess when whatever you called a career has been in the chitter, you sue, so you can support yourself...wasnt he the one that cops were after in San Bruno California...a drugged out idiot with nothing left...I guess thats what happens when Phylisha Rashad dumped him!

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KaraScott    

Victor Willis is worth millions of dollars still to this day. It's those losers up there calling themselves Village People that are the "Village Idiots." They ought to get a real job and stop living off the success of Victor Willis' music which they, from what I've read, had nothing to do with.

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Jesus    

WOOHOO! EL PASO,TX IS ON TMZ!!! LOL! HOME OF THE SUN BOWL, BABY!

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5. Victor Willis is worth millions of dollars still to this day. It's those losers up there calling themselves Village People that are the "Village Idiots." They ought to get a real job and stop living off the success of Victor Willis' music

which they, from what I've read, had nothing to do with.

Posted at 2:02PM on Dec 9th 2009 by Becky


Becky, where do you get your info from Victor himself...If he was worth millions...why did he sit in jail in San Bruno on drug charges stating he could not make bail and this I know.....I work for The San Francisco Jail which is in San Bruno...This guy is as broke as you are!

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TMZBoy    

Pu-leeeeze Mary !! Victor Willis is NOT worth "MILLIONS"...TRUST ME.

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Bob    

Your "YMCA" momma!!!!!!!!

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KaraScott    

JAIL! Robert Downey, Jr., spent almost a year in PRISON. You think because he was in prison that he's somehow not rich? A rapper named TI, is in prison right now. You think you he's sitting in prison he's broke too. Roman Polanski is sitting in a jail now. Ya think hhe's broke? You're a IDIOT. The money is not in singing on stage. The real money is in writing and publishing. Victor Willis wrote some of the biggest hits of all time, YMCA, MACHO MAN, etc., millions per year are still being earned by the song YMCA alone according to Billboard Magazine of which Willis receives about 20-30% of gross. Check it out! He has a house in the UK and lives in a 22 room mansion is Rancho Santa Fe, California. Victor Willis is not rich? Come again..

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10. JAIL! Robert Downey, Jr., spent almost a year in PRISON. You think because he was in prison that he's somehow not rich? A rapper named TI, is in prison right now. You think you he's sitting in prison he's broke too. Roman Polanski is sitting in a jail now. Ya think hhe's broke? You're a IDIOT. The money is not in singing on stage. The real money is in writing and publishing. Victor Willis wrote some of the biggest hits of all time, YMCA, MACHO MAN, etc., millions per year are still being earned by the song YMCA alone according to Billboard Magazine of which Willis receives about 20-30% of gross. Check it out! He has a house in the UK and lives in a 22 room mansion is Rancho Santa Fe, California. Victor Willis is not rich? Come again..

Posted at 4:06PM on Dec 9th 2009 by Becky

Becky you are one hell of an ignorant person.....I was there I saw him I had to watch over this druggie loser and he could not come up with BAIL...in fact he had a PUBLIC DEFENDER sio before you blow your tampons up over this broke azz loser...go do some research you braimless fart! Next you'll tell me he was'nt in jail in San Bruno....What a halfwit you are!

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Dick Turner    

First of all, if you've seen the lead singer of VILLAGE PEOPLE for the past 30 years, Ray Simpson, you'd know that Willis is simply butt ugly, and if he's so rich, why all the stories of him living on the streets of San Francisco?,and if you remember from the news coverage, when the authorities found him, he wasn't in his "masnion" in the UK or in Texas, he was living in a trailer outside of San Francisco. The success that the VILLAGE PEOPLE are working from is from their former producer Jacques Morali, Willis only wrote in all of the lyrics that you don't remember. He would like the world to think that he wrote YMCA, he only contributed to it. Becky, methinks your loyalties lay somewhere beyond the truth.

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KaraScott    

Jacques Morali was a producer not a writer. In fact, he did not even speak english. And the Village People music for songs like YMCA was put together by a group of mostly black musicans known as "Gypsy Lane" which included Victor Willis. Morali didn't write songs, he was a fake just like the rest of the group (except Victor Willis) And hey Mr. Public Defender guy! I hate to break it to you, but Victor Willis lawyer was Mark Geragos, one of the priciest lawyers around. I just saw it on line. He didn't have a public defender ya IDIOT! Check it out! Victor was the only talent and singer in the group. The rest of guys were losers and still are. Ugly no-singing Ray Simpson is the biggest loser of them all.

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donnarae    

Becky, I don't think you would know the truth if you were sleeping with it, in fact I believe you are sleeping with a lie. I saw a youtube of Willis at Mandalay Bay and it was tragic. He WAS a great singer, but Simpson is STILL a great singer. As for the rest of the group that you seem to have something against they're still going strong well after thirty years, and without Willis! It's funny how he goes from an orange jumpsuit to a cop uniform, to an orange jumpsuit and back to a cop uniform. It must drive the police crazy to see this recidivist dressed as one of them. You happen to know an awful lot about an awful lot, do you happen to be sleeping with a lie? Boy, dumping his loser ass was the best thing Phylicia Rashad ever did, well actually the best thing she ever did was to become one of the most beloved black female role models of all time. Willis has sure created a role model out of himself, drugs, fire arms, Americas Most Wanted, and spousal abuse.Yea,I heard Phylicia talking about it on Wendy Williams radio show. He's a charmer.

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donnarae    

Tosha, All of your taste seems to be in your mouth. If you look up Willis skipping bale on TMZ, it say's his last address was "trailer park, Daly City", does that sound like a twenty room mansion in Texas or the UK?

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