A Judge Used Taylor Swift Lyrics To Dismiss A Taylor Swift-Related Lawsuit

Jesse Braham – a singer known professionally as Jesse Graham, who released a 2013 song called “Haters Gonna Hate” – bought about 15-and-a-half minutes of fame for himself after bringing a $42 million dollar lawsuit against Taylor Antonia Louise Swift, Queen of the #Squad, Friend to All. This lawsuit, which is frankly ridiculous, claims that Swift stole the lyrics to “Shake It Off” from Braham’s song.

Haters, and the fact that they will hate, isn’t actually a unique snowflake of a thought. I urge you to revisit 3LW’s seminal work, “Playas Gon’ Play.” Do you see them filing a lawsuit? Arguably, they’d have more of a right.

Naturally, this lawsuit was dismissed, and U.S. District Court judge Gail Standish, clearly a member of Taylor’s legion of fans, used her very own language to cleverly (I guess) clap back at Braham for this petty-ass nonsense.

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 in part two, Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in this case. At least for the moment, defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.

[Quartz]