Lizzo is asking a California federal judge to dismiss "opportunistic and legally bankrupt" copyright counterclaims in a dispute over her hit "Truth Hurts." The Grammy winner fired first in October asking the court for a declaration that Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen and Justin “Yves” Rothman have no ownership rights in the song, or the now-famous line "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch."
The trio filed its own suit alleging Lizzo's hit was the result of a 2017 songwriting session for an unreleased demo called "Healthy" that never fully panned out, but key elements of which were used in her chart-topper. Now, Lizzo is asking the court to dismiss their request for a declaration that they jointly authored and jointly own the song and a series of related claims. "Defendants are wrong that they can co-own 'Truth Hurts' because (1) Defendants allegedly co-own the unreleased demo and (2) 'Truth Hurts' contains the same DNA test line and melody as contained in that unreleased work," writes attorney Cynthia Arato.