Tom Petty's property slams Kari Lake for 'unlawful' use of tune in 'failed marketing campaign’

The property of the late rock singer Tom Petty slammed Kari Lake on Friday for her “unlawful” use of one in every of his prime songs in her “failed marketing campaign” for governor of Arizona. 

The property mentioned in a statement posted on Twitter that it’s exploring all authorized choices it has after the marketing campaign used Petty’s hit, “I Received’t Again Down,” to advertise Lake in her run for Arizona’s prime workplace.

“The Tom Petty property and our companions have been shocked to search out out that tom’s tune ‘I Received’t Again Down’ was stolen and used with out permission or a license to advertise Kari Lake’s failed marketing campaign,” it mentioned. 

The property mentioned it desires to cease the allegedly unauthorized use and forestall any future misappropriations of the tune. It additionally thanked followers who introduced the marketing campaign’s use of the tune to their consideration. 

The Arizona Republic reported that the marketing campaign used the tune in a YouTube video on Wednesday, however the video has been taken down. 

A number of retailers, together with The Related Press, have projected that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) defeated Lake to win the governor’s race by about 0.6 factors, however Lake has refused to concede to this point. 

Lake has mentioned she is assembling a authorized staff to gather “proof and information” associated to the electoral course of. 

Lake’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly return a request from The Hill for remark.

Petty’s household beforehand denounced former President Trump’s use of the identical tune at a rally in June 2020 whereas he was operating for reelection, saying he had used it with out permission.

Petty, who is thought for a variety of songs together with “Refugee” and “Free Fallin’,” died in 2017.