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[STATEMENT ADDED] “Latch” Lyrics Stolen By ‘Violent’ Ex-boyfriend, Disclosure Is Pending Lawsuit

Disclosure and Aluna George are in a bit of a tizzy! The British artists are being sued by songwriter Katie Farrah Sopher, who claims the lyrics to ‘White Noise’, ‘You and Me’, and even the smash-hit ‘Latch’, were her original creations. Sopher is also claiming she wrote the lyrics to Aluna George‘s solo track, ‘Attracting Flies’

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In this he-said-she-said debate, Sopher says that the songs use lyrics written in one of Sopher’s songbooks, which was “stolen by a ‘violent’ ex-boyfriend, Sean Sawyers, in 2009”. Allegedly, Sawyers then handed said notebook to his industry contacts without the consent of Sopher.

Sopher is seeking £200,000 in damages due to the nature of the lyrics relating to the abuse she endured with Sawyers.

Sawyers has denied all allegations stating:

“I am denying all the allegations… There is zero truth to the claims made against me. I never saw the book the claimant mentions… [so] I could not have committed the alleged damages, theft, (and) copyright infringement.”

Stay tuned at we unfold the drama as the story continues breaking!

 

UPDATE:

Disclosure has submitted a statement via their Facebook page:

Hi all,

Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.

Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it’s incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.

We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…

So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn’t get into this industry to steal other people’s ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.

In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway! smile emoticon

The team here at Trapstyle is EXTREMELY excited for the new release from Disclosure!

h/T: YourEDM