Britney’s songwriter caught up in legal drama

Lukasz Gottwald, the guy who wrote Britney Spears‘ new hit, “Hold It Against Me,” has recently had to deal with public claims by the Bellamy Brothers that the song is nothing but a rip-off of the 1979 Bellamy Brothers song, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?

In response, Gottwald has decided to sue for defamation, stating that the Bellamy Brothers’ claims are ridiculous and unfounded.  Gottwald is also asking for a court order clarifying that the two songs have no relation to each other whatsoever.  If you’ve heard both these songs, it’s pretty obvious that the Bellamy Brothers are just grasping at straws here.  If they really thought the song was a rip-off of theirs, they would have taken the case to court themselves.