Adele, a British pop star whose music I’d probably care about if I hadn’t given up on pop music around 1999, is being sued by the former boyfriend who allegedly inspired her music:
Adele’s ex-boyfriend is supposedly cheekily claiming for a slice of the profits she made on debut album ‘19’ – because he feels their doomed relationship was the inspiration for a number of the LP’s lovelorn tracks.
…according to the tabs today (May 10) she’s furious that her former partner is trying to claim the credit for her initial success – as well as a cut of the royalties.
She is quoted in The Sun as saying: “For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it’.”
She added: “He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a prick. I’ll give him the credit – he made me an adult, and put me on the road that I’m travelling.”
Via IDLYITW. If this is successful, the case of Coulier v. Morrissette should soon be winding its way through the court system.