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Bad Bunny's ex-girlfriend files $40M lawsuit for his continued use of her voice in songs without permission

Bad Bunny's ex-girlfriend files $40M lawsuit for his continued use of her voice in songs without permission

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny is facing a $40 million lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri. Berlingeri claims that Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, used her voice in several of his songs without her permission. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County, alleges that Berlingeri's voice is featured in at least 10 songs that were released without her consent or proper compensation.

Berlingeri, who is also a musician and producer, was in a relationship with Bad Bunny when they recorded some of the songs in question. According to the lawsuit, Berlingeri recorded some vocalizations for a song in which Bad Bunny was featured, but did not give him permission to use them in other songs. The suit alleges that Bad Bunny used Berlingeri's voice as a sample in other songs, including "Yo Perreo Sola" and "Safaera," without her consent or compensation.

The lawsuit also claims that Bad Bunny's label, Rimas Entertainment, is responsible for the infringement because it knew or should have known that the vocalizations were not cleared for use in the songs. Berlingeri is seeking damages for copyright infringement, unjust enrichment, and violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Bad Bunny has not publicly commented on the lawsuit, but his representatives have denied the allegations. In a statement to Billboard, his management team said, "We categorically deny the allegations made in the lawsuit and will not comment further on pending litigation."

This is not the first time that Bad Bunny has faced legal trouble over his music. In 2019, he was sued by a music publisher who claimed that he used a sample of a song without permission. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

Bad Bunny is one of the most successful Latin music artists of the past few years, with hits like "Dakiti" and "Mía" topping charts around the world. He has also been outspoken about social issues, using his platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, and other causes.

 

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny is facing a $40 million lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri. Berlingeri claims that Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, used her voice in several of his songs without her permission. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County, alleges that Berlingeri's voice is featured in at least 10 songs that were released without her consent or proper compensation.

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