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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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16.

Truth    

SURPRISED MADONNA HASNT SUED FIRST. SHE WOULD WIN HANDS DOWN AND GAGA WOULD BE UP FOR LETHAL INJECTION ALREADY. SOMETIMES FATE DOESNT HAPPEN LIKE KARMA DOES... SAD. TRUTH!!!

1088 days ago
17.

Abraham lincoln     

GAGA has good lawyers,this case will be history soon.

1088 days ago
18.

Bre    

This woman is clearly looking to get money from Gaga...typical. If this unknown artist's song sounded remotely decent I'm sure she wouldn't be needing this money...point.

1088 days ago
19.

Hello is anybody in there?    

Gaga is a rip off period! But that song sound nothing alike. Lady Gaga should be suing Lady Gaga for ripping off bad romance.

1088 days ago
20.

Jim in Cali    

don't hear the rip off but hopefully she wins since Gaga has ripped off every female artist of the past 25 years.

1088 days ago
21.

Bubbles The Chimp    

They both song like rubbish to me. So maybe 'rubbish' should sue both.

1088 days ago
22.

spyke    

Wow. Sometimes people get so jealous of someone else's success they just have to look for a reason to go after them. These two songs are as different as night and day. Gaga might be strange but she is extremely talented and you have to admit she puts on a great concert, never just phones it in. She has worked very hard for her success and deserves it.

1088 days ago
23.

Glenda     

There is no comparison to these songs. Maybe the name is similar in the song, but that's where it stops. Just someone that wasn't successful and wants to sue someone that is.
The judge should hear the songs before it goes any further.

1088 days ago
24.

how lame    

She rips off everybody. She should have been an impersonator.

1088 days ago
25.

Superman    

I wouldn't be surprised. She is just one big skanky ripoff! You reap what you sow, bitch.

1088 days ago
26.

Please!    

When ones music reaches enough masses such as Ga Ga's does somebody will eventually find a common theme. Its far from rip off and this is the epitome of frivolous.
Thanx and good bye.

1088 days ago
27.

Violette-Blue    

Wow. Another loser trying to make a name for herself off of a famous person and trying to get money. Sorry Rebecca. The songs are totally different and you're a loser. I hate the song Judas anyhow. It makes me want to hurt someone. No one I know likes it so why would anyone want to make a claim for it? I really hope GaGa counter sues this bitch and gets some money. Team GaGa!!!!!

1088 days ago
28.

Chris    

Assemble the right jury and they'll say David Cassidy wrote Hey Jude

1088 days ago
29.

lecardo    

Look likes someone is destined to be in the doghouse
http://lookwhosinthedoghouse.com/?page_id=8

1088 days ago
30.

nate    

all you people putting bad stuff about lady gaga copying are just stupid she doesnt at all and the songs sound nothing alike NOTHING ALIKE so this rebecca person just wants attention and if this was real this would of happen alot sooner stop saying stuff about people you barley know more people like gaga then they like you.

1088 days ago
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