Lizzo files lawsuit against men seeking songwriting credit: "There was no one in the room when I wrote ‘Truth Hurts,’ except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears” https://t.co/wvEb1gemLS— Variety (@Variety) October 23, 2019
Lizzo is suing two songwriters who claim that they deserve a piece of her hit, “Truth Hurts”
Brothers and songwriting team of Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and another collaborator, Justin “Yves” Rothman went public with their claims last week.
'Truth Hurts’ was written by Lizzo (and her tears) and Ricky Reed.
Lizzo responded with a lawsuit :
"Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo’s behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of ‘Truth Hurts’ and have no right to profit from the song’s success. The Raisens did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the song, and they did not help write any of the material that they now seek to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago, as the lawsuit makes abundantly clear. Although it is all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that Lizzo had to take this step to put an end to the Raisens’ false claims and their campaign of harassment.”
Lizzo intends to share a portion of the proceeds of the song with Lioness.
“I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with … not these men. Period. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my song.”