Lady Gaga Producer Sued
Lady Gaga's producer Rob Fusari and his company Rob Fusari Productions are being sued by veteran hip hop producer Calvin Gaines who claims that hasn't received royalties from several of the pop star's hits.
Gaines has filed a $1,000,000 dollar lawsuit in United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Gaines says he was cheated out of royalties for contributing to Lady Gaga's hit single's "Paparazzi," "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" and "Disco Heaven."
Gaines and Fusari wrote songs as a duo, including the three songs in question for Lady Gaga. Gaines claims he is 20% owner of the copyrights in the songs, but Fusari allegedly transferred Gaines' interests in the compositions to Sony/ATV songs.
Lady Gaga's smash album The Fame has been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in 26 countries.