Whoopi Goldberg, the legendary actress, and comedian, has announced that she is taking legal action against tech billionaire Elon Musk. The reason? He has allegedly stolen her signature catchphrase and used it as the name for one of his companies.
According to sources close to the situation, Goldberg is accusing Musk of trademark infringement, claiming that she has been using the phrase “Whoopi Goldberg” for decades to promote herself and her brand.
She argues that Musk’s use of the same phrase for his company “Whoopi Goldberg Innovations” has caused confusion among the public and damaged her reputation.
In a statement, Goldberg said: “I am deeply disappointed that Mr. Musk has chosen to appropriate my name for his own commercial purposes.
I have worked hard over the years to establish myself as a respected performer and philanthropist, and I will not allow someone like Mr. Musk to profit from my good name.”
Musk, for his part, seems unfazed by the lawsuit. In a tweet, he said: “Whoopi who? Never heard of her. Just kidding, I love Whoopi. But seriously, I think this lawsuit is without merit and I will fight it tooth and nail.”
The legal battle between Goldberg and Musk is shaping up to be one of the most high-profile trademark disputes in recent memory. Lawyers for both sides are already gearing up for a long and expensive battle, with no clear winner in sight.
In the meantime, fans of both Goldberg and Musk will have to wait and see how this all plays out. Will Goldberg be able to protect her name and reputation? Or will Musk emerge victorious, cementing his position as one of the most powerful tech executives of our time?
Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: this is going to be one whooping good show.