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Carly Rae Jepsen Accused of Stealing 'Call Me Maybe' From Ukrainian Singer

November 8, 2012 (5:20 pm) GMT
Aza filed a lawsuit in which she claimed Jepsen and her people took her song 'Hunky Santa' and turned it to a hitmaker titled 'Call Me Maybe'.
Carly Rae Jepsen

A Ukrainian singer claimed stole her Christmas song "Hunky Santa" and made it "Call Me Maybe". However, Jepsen flatly denied the allegation, saying through her representative that she is a songwriter who doesn't listen to a lot of Ukranian radio.

Aza filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles via her lawyer Barry Rothman, asking for unspecified amount of damages. "I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song," she told TMZ. "They didn't ask me for permission, they just took it. That's why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing."

In the lawsuit, Aza also named Scooter Braun who managed both Jepsen and . Responding to the lawsuit, Jepsen's rep said, "This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio."

Jepsen is also in the middle of another song dispute. Alabama-based singer-songwriter, Allyson Nichole Burnett, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in a California federal court last month. Burnett said Jepsen's duet with , "Good Time", was patterned on a prominent motif of her 2010 song called "Ah, It's a Love Song".

Aza's "Hunky Santa":



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