KAMPALA – Father Anthony Musaala has dragged to court a reflexology company that manufactures Alleluia Natural Drink for allegedly using his song to market its product without his consent.
The priest states that early this year, the Reflexology Company ran an advert comprising a song titled Alleluyah on different media television stations of a drink known as alleluia natural drink.
“That the defendant (reflexology company) did not at any one time seek for the plaintiff’s (Fr Musaala) authorization and consent before running the said advert in the said song that runs in the advert background,” reads in part the court documents.
“The song is a praise and worship song, however, the defendants used it to advertise a drink which the plaintiff believes is contrary to copyright laws of Uganda since it is a commercial advert,” documents further read.
The maverick priest sued the company through his lawyer Mr Henry Tumusiime seeking about Shs60m as compensation and special damages for violating his copyrights and seeks court’s declaration that he is the rightful author and owner of the worship song titled Alleluyah.
A few days ago, a photo of singer and prodigal Catholic priest Father Anthony Musaala with a bloody nose went viral and worried his followers and church members.
People rushed to make conclusions of how the priest had been admitted on his death bed while fighting for his life after being ambushed by unknown assailants that battered him up and left him lifeless.
The priest released a statement to this effect in regards to the circulating news about his health and lifestyle.
According to Father Musaala, believers in Christ should disregard such fake news and just pray for him to stabilize fully from the nose bleed that he suffered from on Wednesday.
“Hello Everyone, Gracious and warm greetings to you from Uganda. My name is Father Anthony Aliddeki Musaala, and I want to thank you for all your kind messages and prayers. I had a bit of a nose bleed on Wednesday but I am now alright. I wasn’t beaten, I did not have an accident as some people think. Thank you very much and may God bless you. I am praying for you too,” the priest said in a video he shared.
Fr Anthony Musaala, a popular catholic priest was suspended on March 19, 2013 from his priestly duties by Archbishop Lwanga for authoring a letter in which he exposed prevalence of sexual adventure by his colleagues in violation of celibacy oath
In his dossier, Fr. Musaala alleged sexual abuse among Catholic clergy in Uganda and sought open debate on allowing priests to marry instead of pretending to be celibate.
Fr. Musaala also confessed in the document, to being sodomised at 16 while at the Seminary and implicated colleagues/bishops in having undisclosed children as well as secret children, accusing them of living a hypocritical life and hoodwinking a gullible flock.