Taylor Swift copyright accusers legally drop the Shake It Off lawsuit

Taylor Swift is shaking off her legal woes. A copyright lawsuit involving the Grammy winner's Shake It Off hit song has been dropped weeks before going to trial, according to court documents. Attorneys for both Swift and the songwriters behind the suit, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, jointly filed a stipulation in California asking the court for an order "dismissing this action in its entirety," per the docs. It was ordered that the lawsuit was officially dismissed, with both parties bearing their respective attorney's fees and court costs, the docs state. The copyright lawsuit was filed in 2017 alleged that Swift had lifted lyrics for her smash hit from the 2000 3LW song Playas Gon' Play. Swift refuted the accusation in an August 2022 declaration, writing, "The lyrics to Shake It Off were written entirely by me." This isn't the first time Swift has found herself in a legal battle. In 2015, R&B singer Jessie Braham sued her for $42 million, claiming the superstar plagiarised the lyrics from his song Haters Gone Hate."