The Canadian theatrical performance company Cirque du Soleil filed a lawsuit Thursday against Justin Timberlake alleging that his song “Don’t Hold the Wall” rips off an original Cirque du Soleil composition, Reuters reports.
“Don’t Hold the Wall” appears on Timberlake’s 2013 album “20/20,” which as sold more than 2 million copies, the report notes.
“The lawsuit filed in federal court in New York claimed Timberlake borrowed from the song ‘Steel Dream,’ which was originally on Cirque du Soleil’s 1997 album ‘QUIDAM,'” Reuters reports. “The suit seeks a minimum of $800,000 in damages for copyright infringement.”
Also named in the suit are Timbaland (real name Timothy Mosley), who helped write the song, and Sony Music Entertainment.