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Lizzo Is Being Sued by Songwriters for 'Truth Hurts' - Find Out Why

Lizzo Is Being Sued by Songwriters for 'Truth Hurts' - Find Out Why

Lizzo is being sued for her smash single, “Truth Hurts.”

Three songwriters filed a countersuit in a federal court on Friday (February 28).

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The three: brothers Justin Raisen and Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman, were originally sued by Lizzo to seek a determination that they did not deserve credit for co-penning the song.

They’ve now hit back with a countersuit, claiming their song “Healthy,” written with Lizzo a few months earlier, is similar to “Truth Hurts.”

Lizzo is a talented musician and performer who currently enjoys immense popularity based on a hit song that she did not write alone. The Counterclaims we filed today seek a judgment from the court that the song that is now called ‘Truth Hurts’ originated in Justin Raisen’s home recording studio from a collaboration among our clients, Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Yves Rothman, along with Lizzo and Jesse Saint John. When the case proceeds to trial, we look forward to sharing the sound recordings, videos, photographs and musicology that 100% prove that collaboration. Our clients deserve their fair share of the recognition and revenue that comes from collaborating on a hit song,” said their lawyer Lawrence Iser in a statement.

A musicologist reportedly found “strikingly similar lyric and musical elements” in the two songs according to the counter-suit.

Both songs begin with the line “I just did a DNA test / turns out I’m a 100% that bitch,” among other alleged similarities.

Lizzo‘s attorneys previously claimed the Raisens gave written waiver of any right to the song.

“They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it. There was no one in the room when I wrote ‘Truth Hurts,’ except me, Ricky Reed and my tears,” she said when the controversy first broke last year. Click here to see her full response at the time…

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