Singer Mariah Carey has been accused of plagiarizing the song All I Want for Christmas Is You. As TMZ reports, he is required to recover compensation amounting to $20 million.
Songwriter Andy Stone has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Mariah Carey in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. According to Stone, she recorded the song All I Want for Christmas Is You, long before the singer released her Christmas hit of the same name.
Stone claims the composition was recorded by him in Nashville in 1989; In 1993, it was broadcast on the radio, and also, he shot a video for it. For Carey’s track, it happened in 1994. Although the songs sound different, the plaintiff is seeking $20 million in damages from the artist for using the invented name without his approval.
Earlier, it was reported that the court had found Amber Heard guilty of defaming Johnny Depp. The jury also decided that there was malicious intent behind Heard’s allegations against her ex-husband. They also ruled that the actress must pay Depp $15 million in compensation.
The jury also ruled in Heard’s favor, ruling that Depp had condemned him on one of three counts. They awarded him $2 million in damages. Depp himself did not attend the final meeting. According to media reports, he followed the trial from the UK.
Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit in response to a 2018 Washington Post article in which Heard wrote about domestic violence. The name of the actor is not mentioned in the material, but he claims that this got him the roles. He also accused his ex-wife of domestic violence.
Hurd filed a $100 million counterclaim against Depp in response to public statements by one of Depp’s attorneys, calling his allegations “fake” and “hoax.”