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Huckabee pays $25,500 settlement for using Eye of the Tiger at Kim Davis rally

Huckabee pays $25,500 settlement for using Eye of the Tiger at Kim Davis rally

County Clerk Kim Davis was hailed a hro at a rally in Kentucky last fall

Failed Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has paid $25,500 to settle a lawsuit with Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan who sued him for using his song Eye of the Tiger at a rally for Kim Davis.

Sullivan, who co-wrote the song, had filed a lawsuit in federal court in Illinois last November accusing Huckabee of violating the copyright of the song by allowing it to play when he escorted Davis onto a stage at the rally.

The rally took place in September upon the Rowan County Clerk’s release from a Kentucky jail where she spent six days behind bars for defying a judge’s order that she allow marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples.

Eye of the Tiger roared through loud speakers outside Carter County Detention Center in Grayson when former Arkansas Governor Huckabee and Davis arrived arm-in-arm.

After the rally, Sullivan wrote on the band’s Facebook page: ‘NO! 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!’

He added: ‘See Ya really SoooooooonnnnnnN!!!!!!’

The settlement was confidential but CNN reports that it came to light when Huckabee listed it as a campaign expense.

Huckabee dropped out of the presidential race on 1 February after failing to get much traction.