Bamse’s widow continues court case over book royalties

Despite losing once in court the widow to Flemming Bamse Jørgensen does not give up. She has decided to appeal the decision about that she shouldn’t be getting any royalty money for a book about her husband, which was released shortly after his unexpected and way too early death.

As previously reported about here on EuroVisionary then the case took its beginning shortly after Flemming "Bamse" Jørgensen passed away just few hours into 2011. At that time author, and personal friend of Flemming, Poul Blak, was working on a book about the popular singer, who represented Denmark at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest. The book has been released, but basically since then the author and the widow has been fighting over money.

As a part of the book project Poul Blak interviewed Flemming "Bamse" Jørgensen between 15 and 20 times and borrowed private photos to use for the book. No payment was made, which according to the author is just what Bamse wanted. He claims that he only wrote the book as he was asked to do so as a friendly favour, and that it was never the plan that money should be exchanged between them in this matter.

The widow of Flemming "Bamse" Jørgensen" however see the situation differently. She claims that her husband would never have done that – and as no payment was made prior to the book – it must have been because Bamse and the author verbally had agreed that the royalty from the book was to be split equally between them. She is backed up by Bamses manager John Madsen. 

The first outcome of the case meant that the widow, Käte Jørgensen, would not be getting the 150.000 DKR as she is demanding – there is simply no evidence backing her up as a written agreement was never made. She has however decided to appeal the court decision and as such it will soon start all over again. When asked why, she says that it is to give her husband the respect he deserves.

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