Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Godfather of Soul cape maker sued

The makers of James Brown's capes are being sued by the late star's daughter

The makers of James Brown's signature capes are being sued over one the Godfather of Soul never got to wear.

Brown's daughter is to face his tailors in a Cleveland area small claims court.

Deanna Brown Thomas said she sued Curtis and Marilyn Gibson as a last resort, after asking them repeatedly to turn over a silver cape made for her father before he died in late 2006.

Thomas says she wants her father's costumes for a museum and that she paid the Gibsons 7,000 dollars (£4,500) for what they had.

Curtis Gibson maintains that Thomas never contacted him about the cape and says he was stunned that she decided to sue him. He said he planned to bring the cape to court.

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