Taylor Swift sued for $1 million over 2019’s ‘Lover’ book

Taylor Swift has been accused of plagiarism for her album's companion booklet, "Lover."

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Taylor Swift is being sued for more than $1 million by an author who says the singer stole her ideas for a booklet she gave away with her 2019 album, Lover.

On August 23, author Teresa La Dart filed a complaint against Swift in a federal court in Tennessee. She has sued Black Space for over a million dollars, alleging that the singer plagiarized the author’s 2010 self-published book of poetry, “Lover,” for the companion booklet to the 2019 “Lover” album.

In her book, which sold 2.9 million copies in the United States alone, Swift accused Swift of stealing her “poems, tales, and images.”

The lawsuit went on to say that not only do both works have the same title, but they are both a “memorization of past years in a combination of written and pictorial components.”

La Dart also said that Swift’s album booklet’s graphics and colour scheme were too similar to those in her book to be a simple coincidence.

The Bad Blood singer is reportedly embroiled in another copyright fight, this time over her smash 2014 track Shake It Off.

Swift was accused of plagiarizing the words to her 2014 hit song by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who penned the 3LW song Playas Gon’ Play. However, in a sworn deposition, the Love Story singer reportedly denied stealing any lyrics.

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