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Local Songwriter Claims Lady Gaga is a Real-Life "Judas"

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 8, 2011 8:40PM

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International pop superstar and fashion disaster Lady Gaga is being sued by local musician Rebecca Francescatti for copyright infringement. Francescatti claims Gaga borrowed more than a little from her song "Juda" to create Gaga's hit single "Judas."

The lawsuit names Gaga, along with Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, DJ White Shadow and sound engineer Brian Joseph Gaynor as participants to creating Gaga's "Judas," which "bears a substantial similarity" to Francescatti's tune, "Juda," according to The Huffington Post. Francescatti is now seeking some coin from Gaga's "Judas" profits.

Gaynor, who worked with both Francescatti and Gaga, allegedly informed Francescatti he was working with Gaga on "Born This Way," and several other songs, according NBC Chicago. Francescatti's suit also alleges Gaynor told her he "[p]layed bass, keys, co-wrote, engineered, and co-produced" three tracks on Gaga's latest album. Gaynor's attorney, Christopher Niro, recently contacted NBC Chicago and told them, "These lawsuits are not resolved quickly." This being said, it's not surprising that Gaga's record company has yet to respond to the suit according to Fox Chicago.