Beastie Boys file countersuit against toy company


December 11, 2013 9:18:15 PM PST
The legal dispute between The Beastie Boys and an Oakland-based toy company is escalating again.

The Beastie Boys have now filed a countersuit against Goldieblox for using a parody of the group's song "Girls" in a commercial without permission.

The group's suit claims Goldieblox acted quote, "intentionally and despicably with oppression, fraud, and malice toward the Beastie Boys."

Goldieblox pulled the commercial, but filed a lawsuit pre-emptively, claiming it had the right to use the music because it's a parody.