theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Justin Bieber is adamant he did not rip off an indie singer by stealing her music for his hit song “Sorry” – who accused him of illegally using her track without permission or paying her a dime. The pop star is demanding the entire case be thrown out of court saying.
Here’s the latest: On August 23rd, Bieber fired back at the indie singer and her allegations he stole her work for his hit song. Bieber says he never stole portions of the singer’s track and accuses her of not having the exclusive licensee of “Ring The Bell” and she has no right to bring this lawsuit against him. Further, he claims that the woman is not entitled to an injunction prohibiting him from continuing to sell his song nor does he owe her a dime. The pop star is demanding the entire lawsuit be thrown out of court and the indie singer be awarded nothing from her complaint.
Here’s the backstory: Indie pop star, Casey Dienel (aka White Hinterland), filed suit against Bieber and Skrillex accusing them of ripping off her vocals for the singer’s hit song “Sorry”.
Dienel explained she released a song entitled, “Ring The Bell” back in 2014 which featured
unique characteristics of the female vocal riff.
She later heard Bieber’s song “Sorry” and realized the pop star stole the vocal loop from her tack and used it without permission, nor did he pay her royalties.
Bieber allegedly used 8 seconds of the riff, but the indie singer said it was repeated 6 times in the track. She accused his song of being substantially similar to hers with both songs featuring keyboard synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums, and percussion.
The woman claimed her song was a hit before Bieber came, along with it being streamed more than 800k times and Rolling Stone Magazine listing it as one of their favorite singles.
She sent off a cease and desist to Bieber and his team but they blew it off. The singer filed suit demanding an injunction from the pop star from continuing to infringe on her copyright and damages for the illegal use of her song.
Here’s White Hinterland’s – “Ring The Bell”
Here’s Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”