Eddie Murphy's namesake drops defamation lawsuit

Los Angeles: Actor Eddie Murphy gets a clean chit after a comedian, who shares his last name, dropped a defamation lawsuit against the star.

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy 

Brando Murphy had filed a USD 50 million lawsuit against "The Nutty Professor" actor, accusing him of jeopardising his stand-up career by criticising his act. He also alleged members of the star's entourage had threatened him, reports

The case has now been dropped, and Brando cleared that it was never his intention to offend the actor.

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