Lizzo Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriting Credits

Lizzo has settled a lawsuit over her hit song “Truth Hurts” filed by songwriters Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman over plagiarism claims.

In a motion filed on Friday, March 18, in Los Angeles federal court, attorneys for both sides said they had reached an agreement for the “dismissal of the entire action.”

The terms of the deal were not revealed, although both parties have agreed to pay their own legal bills.

The Raisen brothers and Rothman had claimed that they worked on a demo with Lizzo that eventually became “Truth Hurts” and were not properly credited.

The Raisens had previously declared that they were instrumental in creating one of the song’s signature catch phrases: “I just took a DNA test, turns our I’m 100% that bitch.”

“Truth Hurts” became a breakthrough hit for Lizzo. The song eventually spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019.

In February 2020, a judge had dismissed a countersuit in the case but allowed the possibility for the lawsuit to be refiled pending an amendment. In that filing, the three men claimed credit for the track from Lizzo’s Cuz I Love U album.

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