Fogerty irked ‘Proud Mary’ film bor­rows from his song’s name

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NEW YORK >> John Fogerty says he’s an­noyed that Taraji P. Hen­son’s new film, “Proud Mary,” bor­rows from his pop­u­lar song’s name without his in­volve­ment.

Fogerty does not own the rights to his clas­sic song. In a state­ment re­leased Thurs­day, he says “it irks me when peo­ple seek to cap­i­tal­ize on the pop­u­lar­ity of my music” for their own fi­nan­cial gain.

Hen­son plays a hit wo­man in “Proud Mary,” which opened in the­aters Fri­day. Its trailer uses Tina Turner’s ver­sion of Fogerty’s 1969 song.

Fogerty says the movie “has noth­ing to do with me, or my song.” The 72-year-old adds that no one ever asked him about us­ing his song that way. — As­so­ci­ated Press

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