California District Court Judge Gail Standish dismissed a case filed against singer Taylor Swift and ruled that musician Jessie Graham didn’t have enough evidence to prove his accusations.
She didn’t just stop by just normally dismissing a case, instead she used Swift’s lyrics too, to present the conclusions in the court. Citing lyrics from songs, “Bad Blood” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Judge Gail used a little bit of sense of humor as she said, “At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court,”
“But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them. As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space—one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation . . . Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.” Judge Gail continued.
Jessie Braham filed a lawsuit last October claiming that Swift tweak some lyrics from his song “Haters Gonna Hate” and used it her own hit song “Shake it Off.” Braham was claiming that 92% of his song was copied according to an article in Vanity Fair.
Graham’s “Haters Gonna Hate” includes lyrics “haters gonna hate, players gonna play” while Swifts’s “Shake it Off” contains “cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
In the ruling, Braham was given another choice: to file another lawsuit given that there is a new complaint. But no trace of the last case will be included in the complain. Or, just simply provide a more reliable and sufficient evidence to be presented in the court, as reported in ABC News.