Monster Energy "Strongly Disagree" with Beastie Boys Verdict
Published Jun 07, 2014As we learned late this week, Beastie Boys' two-year battle with Monster Energy finally came to a close when the hip-hop group were awarded $1.7 million in damages. However, at the time, Monster also said it planned to appeal the decision — something the company seems dead set on doing.
In a new statement released late Friday (June 6), the company had this to say:
Although Monster Energy has great respect for the verdict of the jury, we strongly disagree with it. We will make an application to the Court to set aside the verdict and we intend to file an appeal. From the inception, Monster Energy has been willing to resolve this matter in a fair and equitable manner and we will continue to make additional efforts to reach a just resolution of this dispute.
As previously reported, Beastie Boys' case against Monster Energy stemmed from a 2012 promotional video for its Ruckus in the Rockies event. The offending clip included the group's "Sabotage," "So What'cha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," and concluded with the message "RIP MCA" following the death of band member Adam "MCA" Yauch.