Today, it was reported that pop superstar Lady Gaga was slapped with a federal lawsuit for stealing a singer-songwriter’s track.
According to the court docs, Rebecca Francescatti, claims Gaga’s 2011 hit “Judas” track was a knockoff from her 1999 song, “Juda.” Francescatti says the songs sound nearly identical, and is suing the pop star for not giving credits and damages.
A rep for Gaga has, however, denied the allegations… claiming she stole nothing from the one-hit wonder.
The legal battle went on for over a year, but eventually the federal court ruled in Gaga’s favor last month determining that the two songs are not substantially similar and that there was “not sufficient to give rise to a finding that the Gaga song has captured the total concept and feel of the Francescatti song” and “Judas” and “Juda” did not “share enough unique features to give rise to a breach of the duty not to copy another’s work.” The case was dismissed the same day.
However, Francescatti isn’t giving up her battle against Gaga. She has now filed a federal court appeal in hopes they will reverse the decision the lower court ordered. This new legal action means Gaga isn’t off the hook yet and will have to once again defend herself against the accusation she stole from the unknown artist. Gaga has yet to respond to the notice of appeal.
Unfazed by the ridiculous ongoing lawsuit, Lady Gaga just shared a nipsey photo of herself inside a glam’d out airline on Instagram. “FASHUN,” she wrote alongside the risque selfie. “Vintage Mugler on the plane Listening to Miles Davis My favorite is Flamenco Sketches.“
Can you tell the difference?
Image credits: Lady Gaga’s Instagram