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LADY GAGA SUED

Accused of Ripping Off 'Judas'

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8/5/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga Judas
Lady Gaga
's hit song "Judas" is a total rip-off of a 1999 song called "Juda" ... so says a singer named Rebecca Francescatti ... who just filed a lawsuit against Gaga in federal court.

Rebecca claims the similarities between the two songs are NOT a coincidence ... because her former bass player -- Brian Gaynor -- is now employed by a music company that wrote 17 songs on Gaga's recent "Born This Way" album.

Rebecca's lawyer, Chris Niro, tells TMZ, "Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody ... [Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created."

Francescatti, who sings under the name Rebecca F., is suing for unspecified damages. 

We called Lady Gaga's camp for comment ... no word back so far.

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.:Loki4Ever:.    

Lady GaGme is STILL relevant?? She Rips off EVERYONE.. This isn't a surprise to no one.

1146 days ago
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STFUP    

Lady Gag Gag being accused of copying someone? NEVER!
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LMAO! Duhhh. ALL she does is copy people! She copies her style from other artists (some from the 80's & 90's - hoping we won't notice), and her 'Born This Was' was a BLATANAT rip off from Madonna's 'Express Yourself'.
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Just search the web - there are LOADS of examples of her copying sounds & styles from many other artists.
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She is NOT original and is not nearly as good as everyone wants to believe. If she TRULY had talent, she wouldn't need the wild antics/outfits/etc. to get attention; she'd have attention for her TALENT - but alas, there is none. She's a copycat - period.

1146 days ago
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Justin    

That's not even close, she must be on Winhouse.

1146 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

They sound NOTHING alike. This lawsuit is crazy.

1146 days ago
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BDAY55    

both songs suck

1146 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Who cares about the song? Look at that picture. She is looking more and more like Madonna every day. Pretty soon she'll be writing crappy children's books, talking with a fake British accent, and growing lumps of wrinkly fat under arms.

1146 days ago
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SHANNA    

they sound nothing alike, period!

1146 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

They are completely different songs. Bogus lawsuit. I dont care for Gaga but this is nonsense.

1146 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

Pop music stinks! Unless you are a gay man or a teenage girl, no one listens to this s**t.

1146 days ago
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p    

both suck

1146 days ago
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Nik    

What???!!! The songs sound nothing alike! Just because they both use the word Juda? This sounds like a ridiculous lawsuit...

1146 days ago
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Rob    

someone is looking for a payoff...but won't she be hugely disappointed. The two songs are not even remotely close in sound, content or chorus.

1145 days ago
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jack-55d79    

Yes there are similarities between the melody and lyrical meter, if I hadn't of read the story I'd have suspected they were written by the same person, but I wouldn't say it's a clear-cut rip-off by any means. Influence is not the same as copying, half the music in the world would be sued. There are major differences between the two.

1145 days ago
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nZee    

It's COCA COLA rip-off! Don't you hear that??

1145 days ago
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RyogaVee    

Not even close

1145 days ago
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