Judge issues the most epic response to Taylor Swift's lawsuit

13 November 2015 / 11 months 2 weeks ago

Pop star Taylor Swift was previously reported to be sued for US$42 million (S$59 million) for allegedly stealing lyrics for her mega hit, Shake It Off, from her album 1989, released last year.

US R&B singer Jesse Braham, whose stage name is Jesse Graham, claims that Swift blatantly lifted the phrases "haters gone hate" and "playas gone play" from his 2013 track.

"Her hook is the same hook as mine," Braham told the New York Daily News. "If I didn't write the song Haters Gone Hate, there wouldn't be a song called Shake It Off."

Braham said there was "no way" Swift could have penned the lyrics independently of his song.

However, as reported on Vanity Fair, the judge handling the case just belted out the most epic response.

United States District Court judge Gail Standish used Swift lyrics to dismiss the case:

“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court.

“But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them.

"As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space—one that requires Braham to do more than write his name.

"And, upon consideration of the Court's explanation . . . Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case.

""At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”

She has probably become a hero among the swifties.

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