Katy Perry & Capitol Records To Fork Over $2.78M In ‘Dark Horse’ Lawsuit
After a judge sided with Christian artist Marcus Gray, in his lawsuit against Katy Perry and her label Capitol Records over elements used in her track “Dark Horse,” it’s now being reported that the singer’s to pay Gray $2.78 million.
On Thursday (August 1) a jury decided that Katy should pay Gray, whose artist name is Flame, $550,000, after determining that her 2013 track included elements from his 2008 track “Joyful Noise.”
While the plaintiffs stated “Dark Horse” was responsible for brining in $31M to Capitol, the jury ordered the label to pay the rest of the $2.78 million balance.
Additionally, Gray’s attorney, Michael A. Kahn said in court, “These defendants have made millions and millions of dollars from their infringement of the plaintiff’s copyright. They’re not seeking fairness. They’re seeking to obtain as much money as possible.”