A wave of copyright infringement lawsuits have been rippling through the music industry in the US and Justin Timberlake is the latest in the fiasco.
A sister of disco artiste Perry Kibble has slapped Timberlake with a copyright suit over his track Damn Girl. Kibble’s sister, Janis McQuinton alleges that the hook, rhythm, harmony and melody of JT’s hit were lifted from the late artiste’s song A new Day is Here at Last. Part of the suit read;
“Specifically, a substantial part of the drum, conga drum, organ, bass guitar, electric guitar, and saxophone parts in Damn Girl, were all copied from A New Day Is Here At Last.”
McQuinton is demanding damages and mandate to bar the reproduction, distribution and public performance of Damn Girl. As if that is not enough, she is also seeking to get a DVD of the song and live acts from JT’s FutureSex/LoveShow concert tour. She is the heir to Kibble’s music publisher PK Music Performance.