Shirley Caesar Files Lawsuit Over #UNameItChallenge Video

The Grammy-winning gospel singer is taking an Atlanta DJ to court for his video that violated “the brand, image and name of a Christian pastor.”

Shirley Caesar Files Lawsuit Over #UNameItChallenge Video Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Gospel icon Shirley Caesar is suing an Atlanta-based DJ for what her lawyers say was an unauthorized use of her song and sermon, Atlanta's CBS46 reports. Caesar says DJ Suede's video, which was made after the #UNameItChallenge went viral, cost her over $5 million in losses.

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Caesar's lead attorney, James Walker, told CBS46 that a judge agreed with Caesar's claim that the video, which shows multiple images of alcohol, violated "the brand, image and name of a Christian pastor." Glenda Hatchett, another of Caesar's attorneys says the deal jeopardized a potential deal for her client with Snoop Dogg that would have gone to charity.

A representative for Shirley Caesar was not immediately available for comment.

Shirley Caesar Files Lawsuit Over #UNameItChallenge Video