Mike Huckabee Pays $25,500 for Kim Davis Rally Song

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Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee threw down for a $25,500 settlement after being sued by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan for using his song at a Kim Davis Rally.

The song used at the rally, Eye of the Tiger, was co-written by Sullivan and used without his permission to introduce Kim Davis to the stage.

Davis is known for disobeying a judge’s order to give out same-sex marriage licenses. She spent six days in jail and later participated in the rally last September.

‘NO!,” he wrote on Survivor’s Facebook page. “We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use “My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger.” I would not grant her the rights. I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin!’

In September, Survivor founder Jim Peterik tweeted stating his publisher would issue a cease and desist to Kim Davis. “This does not reflect my views,” he wrote.

He filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court last November, pinning a copyright violation to Huckabee.

According to CNN, the settlement was intended to be confidential but Huckabee listed it as an expense for his campaign.


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