Music Charts — November 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Judge hilariously shuts down law suit against Taylor Swift using her own lyrics


A California judge has thrown Jesse Graham’s copyright case involving pop star Taylor Swift in incredible fashion, after the aspiring R&B singer launched a $42 million dollar lawsuit against the US pop starlet, alledging Swift ripped off his lyrics for her hit 2014 song, Shake It Off.



Braham alleged that although Shake It Off bore no melodic resemblance to his song Haters Gone Hate, Swift took the distinctive lyrics from the chorus of his song, which appears on the album Sexy Ladies.


US District Court Judge Gail Standish took the oportunity to reveal her fan-girl status, dismissing the lawsuit in hilarious fashion. In her finding, she cheekily used quoted lyrics from a number of popular Taylor Swift songs, including Shake It Off, Blank Space, Bad Blood and We Are Never Getting Back Together.


“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them,” Standish wrote. “As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space — one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation … Braham may discover that mere pleading BandAids will not fix the bullet holes in his case.” Standish concluded: “At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”


The court advised that if Graham can provide more concrete evidence, he could file a new complaint, but for now, he’ll probably just have to shake it off.