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Mike Huckabee Pays SURVIVOR $25,000 For Playing "Eye of the Tiger" At Kim Davis Rally Without Their Permission

Survivor wins this round in court.

Survivor wins this round in court.

As you may recall, during a rally celebrating Kentucky bigot Kim Davis, Mike Huckabee decided to play Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" as Davis exited court without ever seeking permission from the band.

Survivor guitarist and song co-author Frank M. Sullivan III was none too pleased with his music being a part of the event and he promised to sue Huckabee for copyright infringement. Sullivan made good on his promise and followed through with the lawsuit on Huckabee's now failed presidential campaign.

Huckabee decided not to take the matter to court and opted to settle with a confidential out-of-court settlement. CNN sniffed through federal election records and noticed that Huckabee made a payment for $25,000 to Rude Music, the company owned by Sullivan.

A payment to Rude Music is listed as a "legal settlement" for "copyright infringement."

Huckabee paid half of it in May and listed the $12,500 payment as an "itemized disbursement." He listed the other half as "debts and obligations." Both appear on a June 20 filing.

CNN notes that while Huckabee dropped out of the race months ago, he's still paying off the cost of his campaign. CNN notes the former Arkansas governor has attempted to avoid paying those fees. So classy!

One more for the good guys.

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