Prince fans show support for Bloomington guitar maker in legal battle with Paisley Park estate

Updated: August 27, 2019 06:31 PM

Prince fans may be able to help a Bloomington man in his legal battle against the Paisley Park estate.

Dave Rusan says he created the iconic cloud guitar Prince used in the movie "Purple Rain," but the estate is challenging Rusan's trademark.


"It was very upsetting," Rusan said. "It's all been very stressful."

This week on Facebook, Rusan wrote about his ongoing legal war and Prince fans from around the world showed their support.

Prince's estate will operate studio complex Paisley Park

"The response was phenomenal," Rusan said. "I've had 11,000 views. Many suggest a GoFundMe thing to help fund all this. It's been a fantastic thing."

In the next few months, Rusan will decide whether to continue to his legal battle or give up the fight.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reached out to the Paisley Park estate but didn't hear back.

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