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Cop Suing Everybody to Get Out of Village People, for Good

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Victor Willis, the original cop from the Village People who left the group in 1980, is suing the current group, saying they use his voice and image to promote themselves, and he wants none of it:

Willlis"The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego by Victor Willis claims companies continue to use his voice and picture to promote the new Village People. He is seeking at least $1 million and a judge's order that they can no longer use his image or voice. Willis was the original police officer in the group and helped pen the Village People's greatest hits, including 'Y.M.C.A' and 'Macho Man.' He is suing Sixuvus Ltd., a New York company that promotes the new Village People. He's also suing the William Morris Agency as well as Can't Stop Productions, which owns the trademark to the band's name, and several venues where the new group has performed."

In 2007, Willis claimed the the lyrics in "Y.M.C.A." were not about gay cruising but about hanging out with your straight buddies.

Said Willis' publicist Alice Wolf: "Victor Willis wrote about the YMCA and having fun there, but the type of fun he was talking about was straight fun. When he says, 'Hang out with all the boys'... he's talking about the boys, the fellas.... But it's one of those ambiguous songs that was taken that way because of the gay association with Village People.'"

Wolf said Willis has nothing against gay people. The former fake cop also made news in 2005 when he was arrested after police found a loaded .45 and crack cocaine in his convertible Corvette.


Village People Cop: Y.M.C.A. Not About Gay Cruising

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Victor Willis, the cop from the Village People, says the lyrics in Y.M.C.A. were not meant to be innuendo about gay cruising but about hanging out with your straight buddies.

(uh, straight buddies like Bob Allen and Ted Haggard, perhaps)

VillagepeopleSays Willis' publicist Alice Wolf: "Victor Willis wrote about the YMCA and having fun there, but the type of fun he was talking about was straight fun," insists Wolf, adding that Willis has nothing against homosexuality. 'When he says, 'Hang out with all the boys'... he's talking about the boys, the fellas.... But it's one of those ambiguous songs that was taken that way because of the gay association with Village People.'"

Willis is "mounting a comeback with a tell-all book detailing his frustration with his flamboyant gay bandmates and why they ultimately caused him to leave the group in the early '80s" according to the Canadian Press.

Now sober, Willis has been in the news most often recently for drug abuse and arrests. In July 2005, Willis was arrested after police found a loaded .45 and crack cocaine in his convertible Corvette.

He's mounting a "comeback show" in Las Vegas on August 31st that will serve as the opening for a string of international performances.

"Wolf says Willis's stage performance will include all of his biggest hits with the Village People, and several costume changes involving the group's trademark personas."

Which of course, aren't gay at all.


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