Taylor Swift is one of the most successful musicians in the world. The star is venturing into new avenues as her ‘All Too Well’ short film is being considered for an Oscar nomination. Swift’s songwriting also became a university course. However, she is in legal trouble after being sued by an author.

Swift released a poetry book back in 2019 called ‘Lover.’ The book rocks a lo-fi aesthetic, with a hazy dreaminess in the artwork. An author named Teresa La Dart now says that Swift has fully ripped off her own book with the same title. The author’s book was released back in 2010, almost a decade earlier.

Teresa La Dart has filed a lawsuit going after the artist for her literary release. While Swift released the album titled Lover as well, she released the book along with it. The book contains poems, anecdotes, and pictures.

TMZ revealed the legal documents where La Dart claims that there are similarities between the two books that can’t be coincidental. She says that Swift and her company found her book and emulated it while marketing it as an original.

The two books have unmistakable similarities. Some pictures look similar, while La Dart says that even the theme of her book is stolen. The author thinks it’s a case of copyright infringement and wants a million dollars in damages. Taylor Swift and her company haven’t reacted to the lawsuit yet.

We will have to see how this plays out, but it’s not the first time Taylor Swift has been called out for ripping off her work. She recently had to defend accusations that she ripped off “Shake It Off.” Keep checking back with Thirsty for more.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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