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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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31.

Mona    

Both songs sound like Madonna rip offs to me. They both should pay Madonna!

1140 days ago
32.

i said lesbians...    

not a gaga fan...but this sounds nothing alike. nothing.

1140 days ago
33.

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.

1140 days ago
34.

Elmo    

I dont get it? People keep calling gaga a rip of because of the song born this way. The song Born this way sounds like alot of 80's Songs...But its funny because the only thing about her song and the others is that the only thing similar is the way she sings the song... The song has an 80s influence to it... Which people to this day dont get... They call her a rip off styles's ? Her style is always inspired by other artist and is made by designers and ive never seen an artist wear horns? WHo did she copy from that? And now Judas... Original Lyrics are in the song..gaga wrote the song... red one produced it.. red one also produce Nicole Schersinger poison... which sounded like Bad romance....and gaga wrote the song judas not brian

1140 days ago
35.

Mimi    

The way "judas" and "juda" are sung are VERY similar with the "Ha ah ha" part. It's a bit close to call but very possible considering the connection between one of the song writers. It's about time Lady Gaga starts being exposed for a rip off and phony. I hope she fades away soon. Madonna should have sued her over ripping off Express Yourself.

1140 days ago
36.

steponme    

Not even close

1140 days ago
37.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Is anyone surprised? Her whole act is a ripoff.

1140 days ago
38.

Mikey    

She even ripped off Bette Midler's "Rochelle Rochelle" from the Seinfeld TV show! Its the same song as "You and I"

1140 days ago
39.

Phreaky    

It's not the first time! Listen to her song Alejandro then listen to Ace of Base's song called The Sign - it's the exact same song!

1140 days ago
40.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Someone is looking for a payday.

1140 days ago
41.

Mikey    

She ripped off most of her fashion designs from Grace Jones!

1140 days ago
42.

Theresa Jolie    

Rebecca sounds like an attention whore.

1140 days ago
43.

annonymous    

people (ignorant or just plain stupid/deaf) shouldnt be allowed to comment. no ones opinion of music matters in this, its the law that will decide. everyone commenting on how much gaga is awesome, etc, need to get a life. theyre probably as sexually confused as she is.

1140 days ago
44.

Mikey    

Wasn't she recently busted for ripping off Madonnas song "Express Yourself"?

1140 days ago
45.

Michelle    

She pretty rips off everyone. Even her "fashion" is a total ripoff of Isabella Blow. To be inspired by people is one thing, but to keep claiming it as your own is another. I think she's very talented, but not quite as "original" as she claims to be.

1140 days ago
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