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Meat Loaf

Sues Impersonator --

Stop Stealing My Website!

7/4/2012 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Meat Loaf
is going after a well-known Meat Loaf impersonator like a bat out of hell -- claiming the tribute singer is a filthy cyber-squatter ... hijacking the website MeatLoaf.org ... and refusing to hand it over.

Meat Loaf -- real name Michael Aday -- filed the lawsuit against Dean Torkington in federal court, claiming Torkington registered MeatLoaf.org in "bad faith," and has since exploited the domain name to mislead and confuse Meat Loaf fans into thinking he's the real singer.

0704_meat_loaf_dean_torkingtonTorkington uses the website to promote his act -- called "To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf."

Meat Loaf claims Torkington -- who's based in the UK -- has no right to own or use the domain name, and is currently breaking the law by cybersquatting ... in violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

Meat Loaf wants Torkington to shut down his website and hand over the domain. He also wants $100,000 in damages.

Calls to Torkington were not returned.

116 COMMENTS

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46.

Smurf    

How about a sing off for the domaine - different material, the best keeps all!!! How about it Mr. Cowell? LOL

841 days ago
47.

Smurf    

I've since gleaned from others that Mr. Aday purchased www.Meatloaf.uk.com How many domained does one need?! LOL, yet another website explaining how to cook Meatloaf!! (also still under construction)

840 days ago
48.

Smurf    

I'm sorry for both of them that it's reach this level. I wish them both well for the future.

840 days ago
49.

Miz.Chellie - Celebrity Feast    

Dean Torkington gave his side of the story to me and detailed some of his past history with Meat Loaf.
Meat Loaf Impersonator talks about Meat Loaf lawsuit on Celebrity Feast

840 days ago
50.

Smurf    

From the Classic Rock Magazine Archives May 2009
It says ...that Mr. Meat Loaf struggles without Jim Steinman. So can you imagine how Meat Loaf impersonator fares.
Dean Torkington came up with The Bat Strikes Back, it's an album they say is conceived in the spirit of the on-off Steinman-Loaf axis".
Dean - wow !!! The review continues to praise your effort to branch out as yourself and not in the shadow of 'Meatloaf'.

What a pity the American's cannot listen and judge for themselves.. they hang onto celeb' gossip channels views or lack of their own ability to evaluate something worth a mention!!

Good look to you 'LITTLE GUY'.

837 days ago
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