Beastie Boys Settle Lawsuit Over Viral Toy Ad

GoldieBlox will apologize, donate money to an educational charity

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2014 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – The legal fight between the Beastie Boys and GoldieBlox, the toy company that used the band's song "Girls" without permission in its inspiring viral ad, is over. The band settled with the toy company, a Beastie Boys rep tells Rolling Stone. GoldieBlox will apologize for using the song, and will donate an undisclosed sum to "one or more charities selected by Beastie Boys that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for girls," according to the rep.

A screenshot from the ad.
A screenshot from the ad.   (YouTube)
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