Songwriters Fire Back At Lizzo Over ‘Truth Hurts’ Copyright
Law360 (February 28, 2020, 7:29 PM EST) — Three songwriters who say they deserve credit for Lizzo’s chart-topping “Truth Hurts” are firing back at a preemptive copyright lawsuit she filed last year, offering up screenshots of text messages and other evidence to support their accusations.
In a countersuit filed Friday, Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen and Yves Rothman blasted Lizzo’s October lawsuit, which asks a federal judge to rule that they played no role in creating the song, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts and has more than a half-billion streams on Spotify.
“This case concerns Lizzo’s bad faith, unprincipled attempt to deny songwriting and producer credits and…