Uh oh. It seems Disclosure and AluneGeorge may be in a spot of legal trouble.
The British artistes are being sued by songwriter Katie Farrah Sopher, who claims the lyrics to “White Noise”, “You and Me” and “Latch” were here original creations. Sopher is also claiming that she wrote the lyrics to AlunaGeorge’s track “Attracting Flies”.
According to Sopher, the songs use lyrics that were written in one her songbooks, which was “stolen” by a “violent” ex-boyfriend, Sean Sawyers, following their split in 2009. Sawyers has allegedly handed off the songbook to his contacts to the music industry with no consent from Sopher.
Sopher claims that the lyrics were inspired by the abuse she suffered during her time with Sawyer and she is seeking £200,000 in damages.
Sawyers denied all allegations, stating:
I am denying all the allegations… There is zero truth to the claims made against me. I never saw the book the claimant mentions… [so] I could not have committed the alleged damages, theft, (and) copyright infringement.
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