Justin Timberlake being ‘sued’ by Cirque du Soleil over song ‘Don’t Hold The Wall’


Hollywood star Justin Timberlake is the latest singer to run into legal trouble over alleged copyright infringement.

Theatrical company Cirque du Soleil has sued the Grammy-winning singer, accusing him of sampling part of one of the performance company’s original songs in his track Don’t Hold the Wall, a cut from his 2013 album The 20/20 Experience, without permission.

The lawsuit claims that Timberlake borrowed from Steel Dream, a song that originally appeared in Quidam, Cirque’s ninth stage production, and later on a 1997 album of the same name.

The suit, filed Thursday in a New York federal court, is seeking $800,000 in copyright infringement damages.

Timbaland, J-Roc and James Fauntleroy, Don’t Hold the Wall’s co-writers, along with Sony Entertainment, Universal Music and WB Music Corp. were also named as defendants in Cirque’s suit.

No stranger to copyright infringement-related accusations, Timberlake was sued by the 1970s rhythm and blues band Sly, Slick and Wicked earlier this year over his song Suit & Tie, claiming that it borrowed elements from their song Sho’ Nuff.

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