Justin Timberlake is being sued by Cirque du Soleil for allegedly stealing part of their song, “Steel Dream,” for his song, “Don’t Hold The Wall.”
Gossip Cop reports that according to a new lawsuit filed in New York, Timberlake and co-writer and co-producer, Timbaland, used a part of the troupe’s song from 1997 without seeking permission or authorization.
The copyright infringement suit, states that Timberlake and Timbaland swiped parts of “Steel Dream” from Cirque du Soleil’s album Quidam. Cirque du Soleil is suing for $800,000 in damages from Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and Sony Music.
“Don’t Hold The Wall” is a 7-minute, 10-second track on Timberlake’s 2013 album, The 20/20 Experience. It wasn’t a major hit for the singer, making it to number four on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and number 37 on its Hot RB/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Cirque du Soleil is seeking a portion of the profits Timberlake and Timbaland earned from “Don’t Hold The Wall.”
In February, Timberlake and Will.I.Am were sued from PK Music Performance for allegedly taking from Perry Kibble’s 1969 song “A New Day Is Here At Last” for their 2006 song, “Damn Girl.” According to that suit, while J.C. Davis, the singer who recorded “A New Day Is Here At Last,” was credited on “Damn Girl,” but Kibble – the original writer – didn’t receive any credit. PK Music Performance also sought for damages and a share of the profits from that song, which was on Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds album.