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  • 15 February 2013, 11:12

Chubby Checker sues penis app

Chubby Checker /PA

Chubby Checker is suing the makers of an app that estimates the size of a man's penis for using his name without permission.

The 71-year-old singer, best known for his 1960 hit The Twist, claims the app has associated his name with "obscene sexual connotation".

He is seeking half a million dollars for the "irreparable damage and harm" the app, created for Hewlett-Packard's Palm OS platform, has done to his reputation.

Checker's lawyer Willie Gary said: "This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft.

"The defendants have marketed Chubby Checkers' name on their product to gain a profit and this just isn't right."

The Chubby Checker app, which estimates penis length in both metric and imperial measurements, was reportedly withdrawn in September.