A district court judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit against Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's father is forced to defend her to an enraged Christian mother.
Earlier this week, a United States District Court dismissed a copyright case against singer-songwriter Taylor Swift citing that the plaintiff didn’t have enough evidence for the lawsuit to proceed any further. Judge Gail Standish ruled against plaintiff Jessie Braham who was suing Swift for allegedly plagiarizing lyrics he had written years before and incorporated them into certain of her songs.
Judge Standish even went so far as to quote Swift lyrics in her decision, reports ABC News. In her final decision, Standish wrote: “At present, the court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, get his case back to court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the court is not sure Braham can solve them.” The judge was quoting lyrics from Swift songs We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Bad Blood.
The judge also went on to say that Braham’s lawsuit against Swift was full of many holes and if he wished to pursue to further, he would have to close up all those gaping holes.
Recently, Katy Perry’s father was accosted outside a Christian radio station in Phoenix by a woman who ranted to him about how his daughter was evil and that it was his daughter’s fault that her son has abandoned his Christian faith and will be going to Hell. Millions of others, the woman rants, are going to Hell also for listening to her music.
According to The Huffington Post, the entire encounter was recorded and went viral via YouTube. Katy Perry’s parents are both Protestant Evangelical Christian ministers and Perry was raised in Christianity and got her start singing Christian oriented songs.
She went on to tell Perry’s father, Keith Hudson, that his daughter was wicked and Satanic and a child of the devil. Hudson said that the woman was so worked up that he actually thought that she was going to physically attack him. She told him that if he claims to be a Christian minister, he had best start to minister to his own daughter.
Hudson tried to handle the woman as calmly and politely as possible. He didn’t want to enrage her further. He told the woman that it wasn’t his daughter’s fault that her son has abandoned the Christian faith and that the choices her son had made are his own and are not his daughter’s fault.
He also told the woman that she needed to examine herself and her situation first before daring to judge others. Hudson feels that there are more underlying factors and that she is angry with her son and wanted to lash out and blame someone for her son’s situation.