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Lizzo Reaches Settlement Around ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriting Credits

The lawful again-and-forth similar to plagiarism statements around Lizzo’s hit music “Truth Hurts” has come to a close. On Friday, a federal choose formally moved to dismiss the lawsuit after lawyers from both sides stated the functions had reached an settlement.

No terms of the offer had been shared, and each facet will be essential to pay back their personal authorized service fees. The lawyers requested for “dismissal of the whole action devoid of prejudice.” (Lizzo initially denied the promises in Oct 2019.)

Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Justin “Yves” Rothman claimed that “Truth Hurts” came from a composing session the three experienced along with Jesse Saint John for a distinctive observe called “Healthy.” The a few songwriters claimed that “Truth Hurts” — which would go on to garner more than 804 million Spotify streams to date — integrated elements from that published monitor, which includes its standout line, “I just took a DNA exam, turns out I’m 100 per cent that bitch.”

In February 2020, a choose dismissed a countersuit in the case but permitted the possibility for the lawsuit to be refiled pending an amendment. In that submitting, the three adult men claimed credit rating for the observe from Lizzo’s Cuz I Enjoy U album.

The countersuit accused Lizzo of a “bad religion, unprincipled attempt to deny songwriting and producer credits and royalties” and alleged that “Lizzo would in no way have gathered her Grammy Award [for Best Pop Solo Performance] but for the songwriting and developing contributions of [the Raisens and Rothman].”

Attorneys for the songwriters and Lizzo did not promptly return Rolling Stone‘s request for remark.

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