This is not the first time in the history of music industry. Many singers, music composers, script writers, authors have been through it. Suing and getting sued for stealing someone’s intellectual property is only getting more and more common these days.
So here is yet another name in the list. Lady Gaga has been sued for ripping off a song from Chicago-based singer Rebecca Francescatti. Francescatti claims that Gaga's song is similar to a song she recorded in 1999 called 'Juda'.
How it happened? The series of events might explain.
Rebecca Francescatti and Lady Gaga have never really met or come in contact with each other. Back in the day, Francescatti played regularly with a bassist named Brian Gaynor who later left to work for a songwriting company. Gaga commissioned that company to write or co-write 17 songs from her mega-selling "Born This Way" album. One of those tracks was “Judas” and now Gaga either has the choice to settle or wind up in court, explains a report in cinemablend.com.
Francescatti's lawyer is yet to reveal the amount of monetary compensation his client is seeking for the case. However, he has indicated that she wants a songwriting credit on the track, which will sure fetch her good money in the years to come.
“Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody … [Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created,” Francescatti's lawyer, Chris Niro told TMZ.
Go ahead and listen to the clips of the two songs below…