Legend Accused Of Stealing Song

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July 7, 2011 | 10:30pm EST

R&B star John Legend is at the centre of a song-stealing lawsuit.
An unknown hopeful, called Anthony Stokes, claims Legend ripped off a song he handed over in a demo.

In a lawsuit, filed earlier this week in New Jersey and obtained by TMZ.com, the songwriter reveals he gave the tape to Legend in 2004 after a concert.

Legend reportedly promised to listen to the song but he never got back to Stokes, who forgot all about his Legend-ary meeting until he heard a track called Maxine’s Interlude in 2006.

The songwriter insists the track is a little too similar to his song Where Are You Now?, which was on the demo.

Stokes is demanding unspecified damages.