Avril Lavigne: songwriter retracts songwriting claims

Chantal Kreviazuk apologises for statements

The songwriter who accused Avril Lavigne of plagiarism has retracted her comments.

As previously reported Chantal Kreviazuk said that she would never work with Lavigne again, saying she crossed the ethical line in songwriting terms and accusing her of stealing the idea for a song from her.

In response, Lavigne denied the claims and said that she decided to discontinue working with the songwriter because they “had no hits together”.

Kreviazuk has told Billboard: “I would like to apologize for any misconceptions concerning Avril Lavigne which may have resulted from statements I made in my interview with ’Performing Songwriter Magazine’.

“It was not my intention to call Avril’s songwriting ability or ethics into questions.

“My statements and any inference from my statements, which call into question Avril’s ethics or ability as a respected and acclaimed songwriter, should be disregarded and are retracted. Avril is an accomplished songwriter and it has been my privilege to work with her.”

Both acts are managed by Nettwerk Management in Vancouver.

However, Lavigne is still being sued by members of The Rubinoos over claims she copied portions of their song ’I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend’ for her track ’Girlfriend’.