Miley Cyrus settles $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit, with prejudice

Jamaican songwriter, Michael May, had accused Miley Cyrus of stealing lines from his 1988 song 'We run things.'


                            Miley Cyrus settles $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit, with prejudice
Miley Cyrus (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The year has begun on a positive note for Miley Cyrus with her and her team settling a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit with prejudice.

Jamaican songwriter, Michael May, had accused the pop star of stealing lines from his 1988 song 'We Run Things.' He accused Miley and her label RCA Records of "misappropriating material" and also adding that the team tweaked his lines -- "We run things. Things no run we" -- and conveniently fit into her hit 2013 number 'We Can't Stop,' Reuters reported.  

On Friday, May, Cyrus and other defendants filed a joint stipulation at the Manhattan federal court, dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice, which meant it cannot be brought to court again. 

This must have come as a sigh of relief for the singer who has had a tough 2019, which was plagued with personal problems the worst of which was her split with long-time beau and husband Liam Hemsworth. They ended over "irreconcilable differences," with multiple reports claiming that she cheated on him. However, Miley tackled it with grace and just one post on Twitter, which was captioned: "I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will. BUT at this point, I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time.” On the other hand, Liam wished her health and happiness for the future and requested privacy in the matter.

As Miley welcomed in the new year, she even shared a montage video of her career highs and lows, and also moments from her personal space. It meant she was reflecting on the decade gone by and also ready to move into the new era with renewed enthusiasm, possibly with singer Cody Simpson? After considerable chatter about the couple splitting, singer Cody Simpson has said that him and Miley are doing "great" adding that news of spending time with playboy models is nothing but "stupid," Page Six reported.

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