Judge dismisses $42 million lawsuit against 'Shake It Off'

An November 10, U.S Magistrate Judge J. Standish provided a written dismissal to the copyright suit by R&B singer Jesse Graham who claimed Taylor Swift ripped the lyrics to his song for her 'Shake It Off' hit song.

Taylor Swift

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift that stated she stole the lyrics "haters gonna hate," which she used in her hit song, 'Shake It Off'. According to this judge, there are some things you just got to shake off!

We previously reported that R&B singer Jesse Grahamfiled a suit for $42 million against swift, saying that those lyrics were his. But on November 10, U.S Magistrate Judge J. Standish provided a written dismissal to the copyright suit.

"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 black space – one that requires Braham to do more than write his name."

The document continues, "And, upon consideration of the Court's explanation in Part II, Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in this case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit."

According to Mashable, Graham filed the suit without the help of lawyers after his request for songwriting credit was denied. However, Swift's attorneys were able to easily undermine his claims after it was proven that the phrases "players gonna play" and "haters gonna hate" were Google search results long before the release of Graham's 2013 song, 'Hater Gone Hate.'

Swift is yet to make a statement. But you watch 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift below:


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