5:24 pm - 04/25/2010
updates on Lee Hyori faces multiple plagiarism accusations
Zack Taylor from Toronto's radio station Kiss 92.5 said Cookie Couture hired a lawyer to go after Hyori. According to Taylor, he tried to contact Hyori on Twitter and she blocked him. There is no verification if Hyori even has an official Twitter account.
Cooke Couture owns the entire song "Boy, Bring it Back."
Although it is unclear as to who Cookie Couture will be suing, it looks as though Hyori could be facing a major blow to her career.
Lee JaeYoung also known as Bahnus is the leader of the group Bahnus Vacuum. He apparently he gave 180 songs to Hyori to pick from. In the past, he has worked with British artists. It appears that Maxwell, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and other artists have asked to work with him.
Bahnus Vacuum is made up of 7 composers and he is the leader. One of the composers of Bahnus Vacuum had connections with an employee of M.Net, thus allowing Bahnus to give Hyori the demos.
He did not expect Hyori to chose "Swing," "Feel the Same" and "How Did We Get" out of the 180 songs he offered.
Of the six accusations, "How Did We Get" is credited for being used.
For Melanie Durrant's song, "Feel the Same" it is produced by DNA.
A representative of Lil Precious' management team said she had no idea her song had been stolen. Lil Precious wrote the song, "So Insane" herself.
Another possible representative of Lil Precious posted a comment on YouTube saying, "I can assure everyone we never sold the right to any of Lil Precious' song to anyone. We will be taking the appropriate steps to make this right."
Cookie Couture's song "Boy, Bring it Back" is produced by Chuck & Joe. The girls posted a blog on Myspace and addressed fans about this issue.
"Just wanted to let you know that the song 'bring it back' belongs to and is written by the members of Cookie Couture. It has been brought to our attention that korean artist "Lee Hyori" has stolen our material and is passing it off as her own.
Our lawyers are hard at work with this.
All of our songs were written, arranged and owned by us!
If you don't see Cookie Couture's name on it... then it's not official and chances are we have a thief on our hands."