Bloomberg Law
Nov. 22, 2019, 4:15 PMUpdated: Nov. 22, 2019, 5:58 PM

Taylor Swift Hit With New Suit by ‘Haters Gone Hate’ Writer (1)

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

Taylor Swift’s 2014 hit “Shake It Off” infringes a California songwriter’s earlier song, “Haters Gone Hate,” the songwriter alleged in his third copyright lawsuit against Swift in the last two years.

New Day Worldwide Inc., which owns the music of R&B and soul artist Jesse Graham, said Swift’s song rips off Graham’s lyrics, “Haters gone hate +Haters gone hate, Playas gone play Playas gone play.” The Nov. 20 allegations in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California complaint echo two previously dismissed suits filed by Graham, who hasn’t been represented by an attorney in any of the ...

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