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Actor Drops 'Carlton Dance' Suit against Video Game Maker

Alfonso Ribeiro, who now hosts America's Funniest Home Videos, has dropped a lawsuit over the Carlton dance. Alfonso Ribeiro, who now hosts America's Funniest Home Videos, has dropped a lawsuit over the Carlton dance. |  Photo: Copyright 2019 ABC Inc. / Michael Ansell

Created: March 08, 2019 03:26 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance he did on the show.

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Ribeiro's lawyers filed documents Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles saying he's voluntarily dismissing the suit against North Carolina-based Epic Games.

No reason was given, and Ribeiro's lawyer did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The actor had already dropped a similar suit against Take-Two Interactive, makers of the video game NBA2K16.

The suits received a serious blow last month when federal officials denied Ribeiro a copyright for the "Carlton."

Ribeiro's nerdy, arm-swinging dance, usually to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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