Beyonce Plagiarism Case Thrown Out
A court case alleging Beyonce Knowles stole lyrics from another singer was thrown out of a Houston, Texas, court yesterday (02OCT06). Minneapolis, Minnesota, songwriter JENNIFER ARMOUR alleged in legal papers that the former DESTINY'S CHILD star used her lyrics from the track GOT A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE FOR YOU in her 2003 hit Baby Boy. Armour claimed a demo recording of the song was sent to Columbia Records, which is the home of Knowles - but the presiding judge ruled the tracks are "substantially dissimilar". Knowles said in a statement: "It's unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on."