Retired wrestler settles lawsuit against Morrison
MONTREAL — A retired Mohawk professional wrestler has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit with singer Van Morrison over the use of his image on the cover of an upcoming album, his lawyer said. Billy Two Rivers’ New Yorkbased attorney, Michael Graif, said the litigation has been put on hold while the two parties work out the details. “Billy is very happy to have a quick settlement without further litigation,” Graif said in a phone interview.
Two Rivers, a longtime wrestler turned politician and activist from the Kahnawake Mohawk territory near Montreal, filed the complaint in July in the United States against Universal Music Group and the musician.