The Hollywood Reporter has obtained video taken of the depositions given by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke during the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against them by the family of Marvin Gaye, who won a $7.4-million judgement (currently under appeal) that the duo ripped off the late soul singer’s “Got To Give It Up”; in creating Thicke’s megahit “Blurred Lines.”;
In this footage from the recently unsealed depositions, Pharrell appears combative and irritated as lawyers question him about his knowledge music, at one point retorting, “I’m not here to teach you music,”; and stating several times that “I’m not comfortable.”;
Pharrell also categorically denies ripping off Marvin Gaye. “I did not go in the studio with the intention of making anything feel like, or to sound like, Marvin Gaye,”; Williams says. When a lawyer asks if, during the recording of “Blurred Lines,”; he was “trying to pretend that you were Marvin Gaye?”; Pharrell admits: “At that particular time, no. But as I look back, I feel that feeling.”;
THR also published videos of Thicke’s depostion — during which he admits he was drunk and high on Vicodin during every interview he gave during the previous year.
Even more shocking, Thicke is asked if he considers himself to be an honest person. “No,”; he replies: