NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song “Sorry.”READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Dienel, who performs as White Hinterland, filed suit against the two performers and their publishing companies, Universal Music and co-writers in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. The suit claims “Sorry” uses a vocal riff from her song “Ring the Bell.”
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Dienel’s song was released on her album “Baby” in 2014 on the independent record label Dead Oceans. Dienel’s lawsuit said her attorney sent a letter to Bieber’s lawyer and manager explaining the infringement but they didn’t respond.
Dienel is asking for unspecified damages and attorney’s fees.MORE NEWS: Monroe County Commissioner Eddie Martinez Facing Domestic Violence Charge
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