Lady Gaga Sued for Allegedly Stealing "Judas"
Getting herself into a little bit of a pickle, Lady Gaga is being sued for allegedly ripping off a 1999 song named “Juda” and using it for her own song, “Judas.”
According to press, a singer named Rebecca Francescatti is claiming that there are too many similarities stemming from her own music to Gaga’s “Born This Way” album.
Francescatti believes it has to do with her former bass player, Brian Gaynor, who now works for the company that helped write some of the “Bad Romance” singer’s new tunes.
The plaintiff alleges she recorded a version of her song during a 2005 session engineered by Gaynor, whose also a member of DJ White Shadow.
Rebecca's lawyer told TMZ, “Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody… [Francescatti] is seeking recognition for what she created.”
Claiming that there's "a substantial similarity between the two songs," Francescatti is seeking unspecified damages, plus court costs and attorney's fees.
Gaynor, as well as Gaga's label, Interscope Records, and its parent company, Universal Music Group, are also named in the suit, along with DJ White Shadow.
With the recent death of Amy Winehouse, the music world is still reeling. So when a report surfaced that claimed Lady Gaga had passed away, it seemed to be too much to take.
Thankfully, the Facebook spam from last night (August 4) turned out to be totally false and Gaga is alive and well.
The report was made to look like it was from the BBC and stated that Gaga had been found dead in her hotel room.
This isn’t the first time the “Paparazzi” songstress was reported to be dead, but it’s definitely one of the most disturbing.
The “Edge of Glory” songstress donned a purple top and sunglasses as she hung her body out of her car to wave at her Little Monsters after shooting a commercial for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.
Earlier in the day, Gaga was a guest co-host on “The View” and even performed for the studio audience.
As for the recent death of Amy Winehouse, she said, “I’m so devastated and so sad. I really couldn’t speak for like 48 hours straight. I was in such shock. I don’t think Amy needed to learn any lessons. I think the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her, and everything that I knew about her was that she was the most lovely and kind woman.”
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