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John Legend accused of stealing song

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First published: July 8, 2011, 12:07 PM IST | Updated: July 8, 2011
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John Legend accused of stealing song
The R&B star was accused by songwriter Anthony Stokes of ripping off his demo song

New York: R&B star John Legend has been accused by songwriter Anthony Stokes of ripping off his demo song.

In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey, Stokes stated that he gave the tape to Legend in 2004 after a concert he performed at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The 32-year-old promised to listen to the song, but never got back to Stokes, reports Tmz.com.

The songwriter, however, insists that the track called "Maxine's Interlude", released in 2006, is a little too similar to his song "Where Are You Now?", which was on the demo.

He now is demanding unspecified damages.

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