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07/10/2013 09:40 am ET Updated Jul 25, 2013

Morrissey & Gordon Ramsay: Smiths Alum Settles Copyright Dispute, Slams Chef

Never one to back down from a fight, Smiths alum Morrissey was awarded $14,800 this week, settling a copyright dispute over a Smiths song.

The Smiths' 1984 hit "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" was used by a UK television network to promote chef Gordon Ramsay's holiday cooking program, "Christmas Cookalong Live." Morrissey took the network to court, claiming the station never asked his permission to use the song in advertisements.

Morrissey, a vocal vegetarian, will reportedly donate the $14,800 he was awarded to PETA with the intention of using the money for campaigns to fight the use of foie gras.

"Ramsay may very well stick his head in his microwave when he hears that the money I received from Channel 4... is being donated to Peta to fight foie gras," Morrissey said, according to The Guardian. "Foie gras is so cruelly produced that he'd be against it if he had an ethical bone in his body."

"In this instance, a small payment was made additionally to our music blanket agreements for this trailer," a representative from the UK network said in a statement E! Online.

Ramsay has yet to comment on the situation or voice his stance on foie gras.

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