Shenseea Defends Herself From Another Copyright Claim
Subsequent to being given until January 20, 2023, as an extended deadline for Shenseea and Interscope Records (her label) to respond to the copyright lawsuit levelled against them by Stephanie Sarley.
Sarley accused the Run Run artiste of using her work without her authority last year, and although Shenseea removed her Foreplay video and reuploaded a version without Sarley’s clips, the sexual fruit artiste still went ahead to file a suit in October 2022.
It was alleged that three of her works were stolen and used and she had demanded compensation in the form of up to $150,000 for each or an alternative of “an award of damages, including actual damages and the disgorgement of any and all gains, profits and advantages obtained by Defendants.” Sarley, a US-based artiste, is being legally represented by Pietz & Shahriari.
According to DancehallMag, citing from court records, Shenseea’a lawyer, Ballard Spahr LLP, denied all claims on Friday, February 3, 2023.
Shenseea’s team mentioned that they would not accept the blame if any copyright infringement of Sarley’s works took place because parties other than the accused “were at fault.” They also stated neither Shenseea nor Interscope “copied, nor directed or consorted with others to copy, any protectable elements of Plaintiff’s allegedly infringed works, and thus has not infringed any rights therein”.
When the dancehall entertainer was first accused, Sarley said that almost 40 seconds of her sexual fruit imagery was ripped off and slightly changed before being used in the Foreplay music video. Side-by-side images of Sarley’s works and the images used in Foreplay were also compared.
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Foreplay was produced by Rvssian and the video in which the alleged copyrighted images appeared was attributed to RD Studios and Romeich Entertainment. Romeich Major is Shenseea’s co-manager and principal of Romeich Entertainment.