Justin Bieber Slapped with a Lawsuit for Stealing ‘Sorry’ Vocal Riff
Here’s another story wherein “Sorry” couldn’t be more apropos.
Justin Bieber is being sued by Casey Dienel, an indie artist who claims that he stole her vocal loop on his hit song, “Sorry”. The singer claims that the “unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” on her 2014 hit “Ring The Bell” were exploited without her permission.
“Creating original and unique music is my life’s passion, but it is challenging and time consuming,” writes Dienel. “I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into writing and producing ‘Ring the Bell,’ and I am proud of the finished product, which Rolling Stone listed as one of its ‘favorite songs, albums, and videos.'”
Dienel claims that Bieber did not contact her the release of “Sorry” and that her lawyers sent a letter regarding his alleged infringement, “but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me.”
“I offered Bieber’s team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obviousness of the sample.”
Read the post below, and listen to the two tracks back to back at the bottom of the page.