Kevin Butler’s Sony lawsuit settled out of court

By Nick Akerman, Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:24 GMT

Actor Jerry Lambert, aka Sony’s Kevin Butler, has settled the lawsuit with his former employer out of court.

Lambert admitted that his appearance in a Bridgestone advert -in which he was seen playing a Wii- may have caused confusion as to which brand he is actually promoting.

The lawsuit result has seen Lambert agree to not appear in any video game adverts for the next two years. According to Media Post, he is also inclined to tell Sony if he is going to feature in any video game adverts after the ban, just so the company can “assess whether or not Lambert’s intended performance violates [Sony’s] rights in the Kevin Butler character.”

While it’s good to see the problem settled, it’s a shame we’ll be Butler-less until at least 2015.

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