After dropping her Lemonade album in late April, Beyoncé was sued by an independent filmmaker, Michael Fulk, who claimed that the “Formation” singer stole his ideas to create her LP.
Beyoncé has now responded; filing documents saying the lawsuit holds no merit, due to Lemonade and Fulks’ 2014 short film Palinoia having completely different narratives.
In the docs obtained by TMZ, she says the differences couldn’t be clearer — “Lemonade” portrays “an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship.”
On the other hand, she says “Palinoia” is about a “white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship.”
Fulks alleges in his lawsuit that Palinoia had been seen by members of the team working Lemonade and that the visuals, created months later, were “visually similar” and infringed on his copyright.