Justin Bieber, Skrillex sued for copyright infringement

Recording artist Justin Bieber and DJ/producer Skrillex perform at the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song “Sorry.”

Dienel, who performs as White Hinterland, filed suit against the two performers and their publishing companies, Universal Music and co-writers in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. The suit claims “Sorry” uses a vocal riff from her song “Ring the Bell.”

Representatives for Bieber and Skrillex didn’t immediately return requests for comment Friday.

Dienel’s song was released on her album “Baby” in 2014 on the independent record label Dead Oceans. Dienel’s lawsuit said her attorney sent a letter to Bieber’s lawyer and manager explaining the infringement but they didn’t respond.

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