James Brown's daughter sues for cape

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GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Ohio makers of James Brown's signature capes are being sued over one the Godfather of Soul never got to wear.

Brown's daughter faces his longtime tailors in a Cleveland area small claims court on Friday. Deanna Brown Thomas tells The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland she sued Curtis and Marilyn Gibson as a last resort, after asking them repeatedly to turn over a silver cape made for her father before he died in late 2006.

Thomas says she wants her father's costumes for a museum and that she paid the Gibsons $7,000 for what they had.

Curtis Gibson maintains that Thomas never contacted him about the cape and says he was stunned that she decided to sue him. He said he planned to bring the cape to court.

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WW1949
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WW1949 04/29/11 - 09:22 am
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IF she can show where she or

IF she can show where she or her father paid for the cap then it is hers. If not it belongs to the tailor.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/29/11 - 10:02 am
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What a morning! From the

What a morning! From the sublime to the ridiculous. I hope the tailor rises above the insult and simply "gifts" the cape to her. That would be lovely.

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Boogaloo 04/29/11 - 11:14 am
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"Please, Please, Please" hand

"Please, Please, Please" hand over the cape to Ms Thomas for the museum. I'm in a "Cold Sweat" just "Think"ing about it. "I Feel Good" knowing that it will be in a place for all to see instead of "Out of Sight". I am sure there is a "Night Train" from Cleveland that could "Bring It Up" here.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 04/29/11 - 01:54 pm
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Trying to find one payout for

Trying to find one payout for one cape might be a little harder than first appears. Hope she can prove her case and get her daddy's cape.

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AutumnLeaves 04/30/11 - 12:11 pm
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LOL Boogaloo, fun post...

LOL Boogaloo, fun post...

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