Neil Young was taking Donald Trump to court, but with him losing the 2020 election, Young has decided to drop it.
Originally, Young was suing the Trump campaign for allegedly unlawfully playing two of the musician’s songs at a recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The songs in question are “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk”.
“This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing,” stated the complaint filed in New York federal court, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“However, Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate,” the complaint continued.
Young has now dismissed with prejudice, reports Billboard. Which means that the complaints can’t be renewed. There could also be a settlement but lawyers have not clarified yet.
Young became an American citizen earlier in 2020 and wrote an open letter calling out Trump shortly after.