'Sweet Brown' 'ain't got time' to sue Apple

A lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City Internet celebrity Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins against Apple Inc. has been dismissed due to “failure to prosecute,” court records show.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: September 25, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: September 24, 2013
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Court documents show that “I Got Bronchitis” was for sale on iTunes from April 16, 2012, to June 29, 2012. Disclosures made by Apple in court filings do not indicate how many times the track was downloaded.

The lawsuit was filed in Oklahoma County District Court in June 2012. It was removed to federal court in January.

A woman named Sparkell Adams was named as co-plaintiff. She is described as Wilkins' business manager.

When reached by telephone in March, Adams told The Oklahoman she and Wilkins would not comment on the lawsuit.

Initially, Wilkins and Adams were demanding $15 million from the defendants, including $7.5 million in punitive damages. An amended lawsuit filed in December did not specify how much money the two women were seeking.

The women had attorneys at one point during the proceedings, but court records show the lawyers were granted permission to withdraw from the case March 1.

“There are unresolvable differences between counsel and the plaintiffs that require withdrawal of counsel,” one of the attorneys wrote in a motion to withdraw.

Wilkins, who has done local commercials and made numerous TV and radio appearances since the April 8, 2012, interview, could not be reached for comment on this story.

During a recent interview on ABC's “The View,” Wilkins claimed she's been seen on YouTube more than 2 billion times. She said she is developing a reality show and revealed she has her own barbecue sauce called “Oh Lord Jesus It's A Fire!”

The sauce's label, displayed during the interview on “The View,” has the phrase “Sauce taste so good ... make you wanna slap yo mama!” under the product logo.

Wilkins also claimed she is starting her own clothing line and has trademarked some of her well-known catchphrases.

And despite the lawsuit, it appears Wilkins has at least three songs currently for sale on iTunes. One track, called “Cold Poppin,” was released in April. Another track, called “You's a Monkey,” was released in May 2012, about a month after the interview with KFOR.

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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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