A songwriter and working musician claims Lady Gaga lifted key elements of a song he released in 2012 for her hit from her film A Star Is Born.
Steve Ronsen says his 2012 song Almost, which he posted to SoundCloud, had a three-note melody – G, A, B – which Lady Gaga, 33, replicated for the song, which was hit the top of the charts this past March in the wake of her memorable performance at the Oscars with co-star Bradley Cooper.
Ronsen, who’s represented by lawyer Mark D. Shirian, have requested a settlement asking for ‘millions and millions’ in restitution, sources told Page Six, adding that those in Gaga’s inner circle are dismissing the request as a ‘brazen shakedown.’
Gaga’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, told the outlet that ‘Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist.’
He praised Gaga for ‘for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artists who find themselves on the receiving end of such’ allegations.
Snyder said that if the Telephone singer is sued, she ‘will fight it vigorously and will prevail.’
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