In what might one of the most ignominous court cases of recent times, Chubby Checker, the 60's rock "n" roll singer has finally settled out of court with the technology corporation Hewlett Packard after they named their penis measuring app....Chubby Checker. 73-year-old Checker (real name Ernest Evans), wanted $500million from the software giants for "irreversible damage and harm" caused by the app, that sadly, has only been downloaded a measly 84 times. The settlement figure remains undisclosed.
Curious men who wanted their chubbies checked could download the app, enter their shoe sizes and find out how large their penises were, just in case they weren't sure. Whatever happened to the tried and tested "Shatter Resistant ruler" method guys? Unless of course you're acquiring other men's shoe sizes to find out how big their dicks are, which is not quite illegal, but certainly plain weird.
Evans' attorney Willie Gary (yes, WILLIE Gary), said earlier this year: "This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time".
The app has been offline since 2012 following a cease and desist order from Evans' lawyers. Check out his most famous song below:
h/t the Guardian
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