Aspiring singer sues Lady Gaga
A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against pop star Lady Gaga over allegations that her hit single Judas was lifted from a song written by Rebecca Francescatti. PHOTOS: Controversies and Lady Gagaentertainment Updated: Aug 06, 2011 20:34 IST
A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against pop star Lady Gaga over allegations that her hit single Judas was lifted from a song written by an aspiring singer, named Rebecca Francescatti.
The song was released earlier this year and featured in Gaga's latest album Born This Way.
Francescatti claims the tune has a striking similarity with a piece she composed in 1999, named Juda, reports contactmusic.com.
The lawsuit was filed in a federal court earlier this month. Francescatti points out that her former bass player Brian Gaynor is now working for a music firm which was responsible for creating 17 tracks for Born This Way.
Francescatti's lawyer, Chris Niro, said: "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."