Taylor Swift's Rep Comments On 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit Revival

Taylor Swift's Rep Comments On 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit Revival

Taylor Swift‘s iconic song “Shake It Off” is once again back in court.

According to reports, the lawsuit filed by songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler against Taylor and the song was revived by a three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and will be sent back to a U.S. District Court.

The two claim that Taylor lifted lyrics from their song, “Playas Gon’ Play” for 3LW for her own song. The first case was dismissed in February 2018.

Sean shared in a statement about the revival, “We are happy the court unanimously sided with us…This case is giving voice to all of those creatives who can’t afford to stand up and protect their work in the face of well-financed Goliaths.”

A rep for Taylor responded, saying, “Mr. Hall is incorrect, the court did not unanimously side in their favor, the court sent the case back to the lower court for further determination. These men are not the originators, or creators, of the common phrases ‘Players’ or ‘Haters’ or combinations of them. They did not invent these common phrases nor are they the first to use them in a song. We are confident the true writers of ‘Shake It Off’ will prevail again. Their claim is not a crusade for all creatives, it is a crusade for Mr. Hall’s bank account.”

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