They did what!?
According to the allegations within one recently filed lawsuit, Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young are thieves!
An Alabama-based singer, Allyson Nichole Burnett, claims the Canadian pop-superstar and the Owl City frontman ripped off one of her songs to make the ultra-successful Good Time!
What!? We adore Carly and Adam!
We sincerely hope these claims aren't true!
We're tunable to track down Allyson's 2010 track Ah, It's a Love Song, but our first instinct is "innocent until proven guilty."
The legal mumbo-jumbo is confusingly worded, but this is what the complaint said:
"Defendants' extensive access to 'Love Song' is sufficient to trigger the 'inverse ration rule,' whereby a reduced standard of proof of substantial similarity is required when a high degree of access is shown. However, the substantial similarity between the Original Motif and the Copied Motif… is striking under any standard of proof."
Sadly, we live in a world where successful people are often sued on the off-chance that money can be squeezed out of them!
Perhaps some saw Carly Rae's über-lucrative 2012 as an engraved invitation to sue her, maybe!
[Image via PNP/WENN.]
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