The controversy around "Blurred Lines" by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke has been swirling but a new video has just been released of Thicke's testimony where he admits to drug issues and dishonesty. The original video of Pharrell's deposition was unleashed onto the public by The Hollywood Reporter this past Saturday (Oct. 24). The revealed video clips were particularly damaging for the 38-year-old singer, as he as had issues with drugs and alcohol in the past.
"With all due respect," Thicke said according to The New York Daily News, "I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year... I didn't do a single interview last year without being high on both alcohol and Vicodin." He also admitted to not being a very honest person and further said, "When I give interviews, I tell whatever I want to say to help sell records."
The Hollywood Reporter also got their hands on Pharrell's deposition video where he was interviewed by attorney Richard Busch. The two musicians were instructed by a judge to pay $7.3 million to departed musical icon Marvin Gaye's estate upon a jury's decision that they had used aspects of Gaye's "Got To Give." The payout was later downgraded to $5.4 million.
Thicke spoke on the disastrous video to The New York Times recently and said that he had been somewhat reckless when video-taped for his deposition that was a mere two weeks after a separation from his wife Paula Patton. "I was going through personal hell at the time," he told the Times. "Obviously, I didn't give my all to the trial. It simply wasn't as important to me as what was going on in my personal life. I was lost at the time. I had lost my way."