George Clinton -- Funk Classics Seized to Pay Off $1 Million Debt
George ClintonFunk Classics Seizedto Pay Off $1 Million Debt
1/6/2013 1:00 AM PT
George Clinton's ex lawyers gotta have the funk, and a judge just gave it to 'em -- forcing the music legend to hand over four classic recordings to pay off the million bucks he owes the law firm ... TMZ has learned.
According to court docs, Hendricks & Lewis won a $1.5 million judgment against Clinton back in 2010, but was only able to collect $340,000 -- so a Federal Judge just hit GC where it hurts ... his music.
In the docs, the judge grants H&L the copyrights for the following Funkadelic jams:
- “Hardcore Jollies” - “The Electric Spanking of War Babies” - “Uncle Jam Wants You” - “One Nation Under A Groove”
According to the ruling, H&L can sell or use the music however it wants -- with all money going toward paying back the original judgment.
Once that's paid off, the copyrights go back to Clinton ... who has filed a motion to reverse the decision. No ruling on that yet.