LAURYN HILL has been called back into court to give a deposition in the case brought against her by four former associates who claim they did not receive proper songwriting and production credit on her multi-platinum album, ‘THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL’.
Hill’s reappearance in court follows the recent deposition of Columbia Records president Don Ienner. Sony president Tommy Mottola is scheduled for questioning tomorrow (November 7).
Hill is being sued by the New Ark production trio of Vada Nobles, Tejumold Newton and Rasheem Kilor, who contend that they were not given an accurate songwriting credit. They claim the lyrics contained on her multi-award winning, six million-plus selling album, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ were collaborative effort, and not solely written by her, as she claims.
The trio also claim, in an exclusive interview with US rap publication XXL magazine, that they have not been paid regular royalties for their acknowledged work on the album. Evidence has already been given by Hill’s former band-mates Wyclef Jean and Pras, who gave evidence on Hill’s behalf.
The case is expected to be settled by the end of the year.