Lady Gaga Sued Over ‘Judas’
It was only a matter of time before someone came out of the woodwork to sue Lady Gaga over one of the ‘Born This Way’ hits. According to TMZ, Gaga is being sued over ‘Judas’ — the second single from ‘Born This Way’ — by an artist named Rebecca Francescatti, who performs under the name Rebecca F.
Notice that she’s Italian, just like Gaga. Francescatti claims that ‘Judas’ borrows a bit too heavily from her 1999 song ‘Juda.’
Now, before you write Francescatti off as a goldigger looking to capitalize and monetize what could be a coincidence, there is a connection between Francescatti and Gaga, although it’s tenuous at best. Francescatti’s former bassist Brian Gaynor now works for a company that penned 17 songs for ‘Born This Way,’ which is enough to raise an eyebrow or two.
Chris Niro, who is representing Francescatti in the case, addressed the similarities that define the songs. He said, “Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody … [Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created.”
In addition to the recognition, Francescatti is also seeking unspecified damages. Meaning she wants to get paid.
TMZ posted clips of each song, so you can compare and contrast. We will admit that there is some similarity when Francescatti sings ‘Juda.’ But that doesn’t mean that Gaga stole it or misappropriated it. Gaga’s camp hasn’t yet commented about the suit. and we’ll keep tabs on how this plays out if it ever makes it to the courts or if Gaga actually settles. It could go either way.