Meat Loaf Vs Meat Loaf in imposter law suit
A MEAT LOAF tribute artist is being sued for $100,000 (€81,000) by the US rock star, who accuses him of being a "cybersquatter and online imposter".
Dean Torkington (49), from Burnley, has used the MeatLoaf.org domain name since 2000 and has performed his show 'To Hell and Back: A Tribute to Meat Loaf' for 16 years.
He argues that since he has shed 11st in the past two years, he could no longer be considered a "dead ringer" for the well-upholstered rocker.
Mr Torkington accused the 'Bat Out of Hell' singer of acting out of jealousy because he had received better reviews.
A writ, issued in Meat Loaf's real name, Michael Aday, claims he has "commercially exploited the internet domain name MeatLoaf.org to capitalise on the artist's celebrity".
Meat Loaf (64) uses the website www.meatloaf.net.
"I have every intention of defending this to protect my good name and will not be bullied," said Mr Torkington. (© Independent News Service)