Katy Perry Wins Dark Horse Appeal



Read about Katy Perry fainting on the sets of American Idol.

Yesterday (March 17), a federal judge in Los Angeles overturned a ruling that Perry and stable of collaborators - including Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Circuit - would pay out $2.78 million United States dollars due to "Dark Horse" sharing elements of work by Christian rapper Flame. The rap song is a 2009 song.

The verdict's overturn was released while Perry is pregnant with her first child with actor and fiancé Orlando Bloom according to a report by Entertainment Tonight.

Flame appeared in the court documents under his real name of Marcus Tyrone Gray.

Despite Tuesday's ruling, however, the Dark Horse case may not be over just yet.

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During the trial, Perry and Dr. Luke claimed they hadn't heard "Joyful Noise". "This an important victory for music creators and the music industry, recognizing that music building blocks can not be monopolized", she said in a statement.

The award had fallen far short of the $20 million the plaintiffs had sought, and is not a huge amount for stars of the caliber of Perry or the hitmaking producer Dr. Luke, but her attorney Christine Lepera called the verdict a "travesty of justice" that would have a chilling effect on creativity.

Then, on August 1, 2019, the jury determined that 22.5 p.c of the earnings constituted of "Darkish Horse" needs to be awarded to Flame in addition to the opposite plaintiffs his co-writers-Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu-bringing the full to $2.78 million. Her on-going case against rapper Flame finally got a judgement hearing on March 17, 2020.

Katy Perry has won her legal battle over claims she copied her hit "Dark Horse" from a Christian rap song.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 19: Katy Perry attends ABC's "American Idol" Finale on May 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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