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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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211.

Steven    

Wow ... Lady GaGa sounds upset while singing "Judas", while the other singer seems like she is having an orgasm ...

1111 days ago
212.

Michael    

I am sorry, but that is not even CLOSE! So, the song title(s) share the same concept? The song sounds nothing alike. I'm sorry, Rebecca, but just take your losings and walk away. Thank you.

1111 days ago
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bluemonarch    

Um, didn't this happen with Lina Morgana too? There seems to be a pattern here miss gaga...

1111 days ago
214.

Buck    

Rebbecca's song sucks and is nothing like Judas -- maybe she should play the lotto instead.

1111 days ago
215.

anto33    

The songs are not even similar.That Rebecca just wants money.

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216.

cessmour    

WOW! everybody is just jelous of lady gaga and EVERYTHING they hear BAD about her they want to believe it just because they are IGNORANT. THIS Lady wants attention because her career was not successful. The two songs dont even sound alike!!!!!!

1111 days ago
217.

Lizza    

This lawsuit doesnt have any evidence that is strong enough to build on. THE SONGS SOUNDS NOTHING ALIKE. REBECCA F IS JUST EITHER ATTENTION SEEKING OR FISHING FOR MONEY.

1111 days ago
218.

Karin     

Actually the melody sounds like something from Rocky Horror.

1111 days ago
219.

chelsea    

that doesn't anything like judas

1111 days ago
220.

Robert    

are they ******* high? that sound nothing like Judas, just some stupid bitch trying to get money

1111 days ago
221.

fff    

They sound nothing alike. I'm just surprised Madonna hasn't sued for "Born this Way" yet!

1111 days ago
222.

JC    

this bitch is so dumb! htf cud she even record if she doesn't have the ears to hear that neither song are alike! Rebecca needs to back up because she knows that she will loose this case against Lady G!

1111 days ago
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Megavietnam    

i looked up the name ‘brian gaynor’ on 'judas' in the 'born this way' booklet, there is no such name found (unless he is under different name!)
it’s said both have the same composition; the musical instruments used in both choruses sound totally different; also, the main and back-up vocals of both are not even similar; in short, both chorus compositions are just completely different in my opinion.
it’s said the chorus is the same melody; rebecca’s has 20 sec chorus & gaga’s 30 sec; chorus time is not even the same; rebecca's chorus is slow with lower pitches and shorter while gaga's is fast with higher pitches and longer; there is nothing that gives me a clue to lyrically and musically link both songs together
i guess somebody probably desperate for 15 min of fame!

1111 days ago
224.

Mike    

There are only 88 keys on a piano. Makes you wonder who Rebecca bit off of, don't it? Case Dismissed.

1111 days ago
225.

chris    

rebecca F whoever you are the song that u wrote is not the same to Lady gaga's stop trying to get into the limelight so stop whater it is your trying to do because you are dumb!

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