14 Biggest Harry Potter Scandals of All Time

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2004: The Wyrd Sisters vs. the World
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2004: The Wyrd Sisters vs. the World

Warner Bros. tried to pay the Canadian folk trio the Wyrd Sisters for the right to use their name in The Goblet of Fire. Rowling writes that a pop outfit called the Weird Sisters played a live set at a titular Hogwarts school dance. The original Sisters rejected the $50,000 Warner Bros. offered and sued for $39 million instead, trying to block the release of the film in Canada. They were later ordered to pay Warner Bros. $140,000 in court fees. The film featured Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker as band members.

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