Singer settles over ‘Chubby Checker penis app’

Singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man’s penis.

HP denied liability in agreeing to settle with Checker, whose given name is Ernest Evans, but agreed not to make future use of his stage name, likeness or related trademarks.

The settlement was disclosed in a filing with the San Francisco federal court. Other terms remain confidential.

Checker, 72, is best known for his 1960 song “The Twist,” a No 1 hit on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 that inspired an international dance craze.

In his lawsuit the singer objected to HP having begun online sales of “The Chubby Checker” app,


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