A scandal has stirred up over Lady Gaga’s music video for “Born This Way”. A French artist Orlan (Mireille Porte), who is most known for plastic surgery-related artworks, accused the pop star of plagiarism. Orlan claims that the idea for Gaga’s makeup in this video, especially the prosthetic disconcerting cheekbones and bizarre lumps on the forehead, as well as the artist’s single cover were stolen from her artworks.
Orlan seeks 7,5% of the profit from the 2011 album, that will amount to $31 million. The original lawsuit was initiated in Paris in 2013, but the papers were officially filled in the US earlier this week.
Orlan’s lawyers requested: “Whether in France or in the United States, Orlan’s unique artwork should be protected. We hope that questioning members of Lady Gaga’s creative team will aid the French court in deciding the case.”
Meanwhile Gaga’s representatives made a comment on that “This is nothing but an attempt by the plaintiff to generate US press coverage around a meritless case that was filed in France several years ago.”
In 2014 Lady Gaga already faced a plagiarism lawsuit for another “Born This Way” track “Judas”. It was said that hit single ripped off elements of Rebecca Francescatti’s 1999 song “Juda.” But the case was dismissed.