August 6, 2011 12:37
Lady Gaga 'Judas' plagiarism claims: Hear both songs on NME.COM
Rebecca Francescatti claims track rips off her 1999 song 'Juda'
According to TMZ.com, Francescatti has filed a lawsuit against Gaga in a federal court to receive financial "recognition" for her apparent influence over the track.
Francescatti, who performs under the name Rebecca F, has claimed that the apparent similarities cannot be a coincidence as her 1999 track features bass player Brian Gaynor - who was allegedly employed to write songs for Gaga's 'Born This Way' album.
Chris Nero, Francescatti's lawyer, told the gossip site:
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.
Gaga is also facing a lawsuit from a Detroit law company after allegedly pocketing funds from a bracelet she designed for victims of the Japan earthquake.
1-800-Law-Firm said it was suing the singer for $5 million (£3.1 million) to hold her "accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for".
On a lighter note, Lady Gaga sent Tony Bennett a message for the crooner's 85th birthday earlier this week - scroll down to see her singing 'Happy Birthday'.
The two duet on Bennett's upcoming 'Duets II' album which comes out on September 20. The duo sing a version of 'The Lady Is A Tramp'.
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