Indy Connection Releases 'Clownette' Shirt Despite Jim Cornette Filing A Lawsuit For Previous Design

The Indy Connection is taking yet another firm stance against Jim Cornette with their latest t-shirt design that features a likeness of the famed manager from the 1980s with clown makeup. 

As was reported earlier in the week, Jim Cornette is filing a lawsuit against The Indy Connection, its owner, William Molnar, Shopify, and Deathmatch wrestler, G-Raver for a t-shirt that was released on the website with Cornette's likeness being gagged and having needles poked into his forehead with blood all over his face and his eyes having x's drawn over them. The shirt reads, "Fuck Jim Cornette."

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Cornette would later file a complaint and claim, according to Forbes' David Bixenspan, that he did not consent to the use of his name or image but that all parties involved were making money off of selling the merchandise. Cornette did begin to sell the shirt on his own website with part of the proceeds of every sale going to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

The Indy Connection attempted to file a trademark for the use of the phrase "Fuck Jim Cornette" on apparel in September. However, Cornette's lawyer, Stephen P. New was quick to file an objection in the USPTO.

The new shirt, "Clownette," is already sold out on the website and features a similar depiction of the manager as the shirt that sparked the lawsuit with the only main differences being clown makeup covering Jim's face instead of the blood and needles from the prior shirt.

Fightful will continue to report any and all updates on this story as it develops.

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