French Artist Claims Lady Gaga Stole Her Face Lumps for 'Born This Way,' Will Subpoena Gaga's Team

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French artist Orlan, who’s suing Lady Gaga for allegedly plagiarizing her style in the “Born This Way” video, is seeking to subpoena the pop star’s creative team.


The lawsuit—originally filed in Paris—dates back to 2013 and seeks 7.5 percent of the profits from Gaga’s Born This Way album, an amount that totals $31.7 million.

According to Page Six:

Lawyers for Orlan (born Mireille Porte) intend to depose fashion guru Nicola Formichetti and makeup artist Billy Brasfield about the inspiration behind the bizarre lumps seen on Gaga’s forehead and cheekbones in the video and single cover.


Orlan’s lawyers requested subpoenas in court on Wednesday in New York.

A private investigator on behalf of Orlan cites “arrogance and indifference” on the part of Gaga and her team, while a rep for the singer states, “This is nothing but an attempt by the plaintiff to generate U.S. press coverage around a meritless case that was filed in France several years ago.”

Gaga previously faced a plagiarism lawsuit for another Born This Way track, “Judas,” from a singer who claimed Gaga stole her 1999 track “Juda.” The suit was later dismissed.

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But has Curella Devilla filed a suit against Orlan for clearly copying her hair?

Has Jennifer Aniston filed a suit against me for getting ‘The Rachel’ 6 times in High School even though it made me look like a chipmunk had gotten caught in a lawn mower?

I think we all know the answer to this litigious farce.