Justin Bieber, Skrillex and a number of other musicians are being used over plagiarism claims for the single Sorry.
Back in 2015 Sorry re-launched Bieber’s career after all that legal trouble the Canadian singer got himself into. It quickly became a hit on various musical charts all over the world and it went Platinum in several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, UK, US, New Zealand and Italy. And now Bieber and the team of people involved in the writing and the producing of the song are being sued for plagiarism.
An indie singer-songwriter named Casey Dienel, who also works under the stage name White Hinterland, claims that Bieber and company stole a part of one of her own songs and then inserted it into Sorry. Casey is suing Bieber, Skrillex, and the rest of the Sorry team of writers and producers for plagiarism of her song Ring the Bell. The woman claims that the vocal riff on her song were ripped off and then placed into Sorry’s vocal loops without her explicit permission. Casey also claims that anyone can hear the similarities between Sorry and Ring the Bell and see the fact that Bieber’s single was plagiarized.
Major songwriters like Julia Michaels (Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, Little Mix, Zedd, Gwen Stefani) and Justin Tranter (Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Scherzinger, Nick Jonas) worked on Bieber’s single and they are all being sued by Casey. Skrillex was quick to discard the lawsuit on Twitter by posting a snippet of the recording process and the layering of the song. He said that no parts in Sorry were stolen and Bieber backed him up on the social media. Skrillex’s video shows how the vocal loop was produced back in the days, but it’s not quite clear if this type of proof will be enough to discard the entire lawsuit.