The estate of the late rock singer Tom Petty criticized Kari Lake on Friday for illegally using one of his most popular songs in her “failed campaign” for governor of Arizona. In a statement which was posted on Twitter, the estate is looking into their legal options after the campaign used Petty’s hit song “I Won’t Back Down.”
In the statement, they wrote that they had been “shocked” to hear that the song had been “stolen and used without permission or a license” as part of Kari Lake’s failed campaign to win the governor position in Arizona.
The estate noted that they would be looking for ways to stop the unauthorized use of this song and that they would be working to find ways to stop the song from being misappropriated in the future. They also expressed appreciation to the fans for bringing to their attention the use of the song in the campaign.
Reportedly the song had been used by Kari Lake in a YouTube video that has since been taken down.
According to multiple outlets, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) is projected to defeat Kari Lake by around 0.6 points, however, Lake has so far not conceded.
Lake has reportedly been putting together a legal team which will focus on collecting “evidence and data” regarding the electoral process.