The lawsuit, which was first reported by on-line Puerto Rico information web site Noticel, notes that the phrase was used within the “Pa Ti,” track, which has greater than 355 million views on YouTube and greater than 235 million reproductions on Spotify. It additionally was used within the “Dos Mil 16” track, which has greater than 60 million views on YouTube and 280 million reproductions on Spotify.
The lawsuit states that De La Cruz’s “distinguishable voice” additionally has been used with out her consent for songs, data, promotions, worldwide concert events, tv, radio and social and musical platforms.
“Since then, hundreds of individuals have commented straight on Carliz’s social media networks, in addition to each time she goes to a public place, in regards to the ‘Unhealthy Bunny, child.’ This has triggered, and at the moment causes, that De La Cruz feels nervous, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious,” the lawsuit states.
Additionally sued is Noah Kamil Assad Byrne, supervisor for Unhealthy Bunny, whose actual identify is Benito Martínez Ocasio.
Assad and representatives of Unhealthy Bunny didn’t instantly reply to a message for remark.
De La Cruz and Martínez first turned a pair in 2011. A 12 months later, they started learning on the College of Puerto Rico within the north coastal city of Arecibo whereas additionally working at a close-by grocery retailer. The lawsuit acknowledged that in that point, Martínez was continuously creating songs and rhythms and would search opinions from De La Cruz, who additionally was in control of scheduling his events and dealing with invoices and contracts.
The beginning of the phrase, “Unhealthy Bunny, child,” took place in 2015, and Martínez requested De La Cruz to report herself saying it. She did so in a toilet at some point whereas staying with a buddy as a result of that’s the place it was least noisy after which despatched it to him, the lawsuit acknowledged.
On Jan. 1, 2016, Martínez requested De La Cruz to marry him, and so they made plans to take action in July 2016. However in April 2016, Rimas Leisure signed Martínez. That very same 12 months, De La Cruz was accepted into the College of Puerto Rico’s regulation faculty, and she or he ended her relationship with Martínez in Might 2016.
They bought again collectively in 2017, however as soon as once more went their separate paths.
Then in Might 2022, a Unhealthy Bunny consultant reached out to De La Cruz, saying he wanted to speak to her.
“In that decision, (the consultant) stated, ’I do know you don’t like to speak about Voldemort (referring to Martínez), however I have to ask you one thing,” the lawsuit acknowledged.
He supplied her $2,000 to purchase the recording of her voice. De La Cruz declined after which spoke with somebody at Rimas Leisure who additionally supplied to purchase it, saying the recording can be used within the upcoming album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” the lawsuit acknowledged.
However a deal was by no means reached, and the track was printed with out De La Cruz’s consent, in accordance with the lawsuit.