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Gaga sued over Judas
Lady Gaga has been hit with a copyright
infringement lawsuit over allegations her hit single Judas was
lifted from a song written by an aspiring singer.
The pop superstar released the track earlier
this year (11) and featured it on her latest album Born This
But Rebecca Francescatti claims the tune is
strikingly similar to a piece she composed in 1999, named
In legal papers filed in a federal court this
month (Aug11), 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.
Her lawyer, Chris Niro, tells TMZ.com,
"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."