The superstar singer Justin Timberlake has been sued by the Canadian theatrical performance company over allegations that the song copied part of one of Cirque du Soleil’s original compositions without permission.
It would be recalled that Timberlake’s song appeared on his double album, 20/20, produced in 2013, which has sold more than two million copies.
The lawsuit which was filed in a federal court in New York avers that Timberlake borrowed from the song Steel Dream, which was originally on Cirque du Soleil’s 1997 album, QUIDAM.
The suit demand Timberlake to pay a minimum of $800,000 as damages for copyright infringement.
The lawsuit also named among the defendants, the producer Timbaland – real name Timothy Mosley – who helped write the song, and Sony Music Entertainment, which released the album.