Demi Lovato sued for copyright infringement

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (PTI) Singer Demi Lovato has been sued by indie band Sleigh Bells for copyright infringement.

According to the group, the former Disney star's 2015 hit "Stars" sounds very similar to their track from 2010 titled "Infinity Guitars," reported E! online.

The band claims that the two songs are "virtually identical content" that "transcend the realm of coincidence." 

"A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works. This infringing material repeats throughout the Defendants' song," read the court documents.

Apart from Lovato, 24, UMG Recordings and Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub were also noted in the lawsuit.

PTI