Iggy Azalea is suing her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Williams, for unlawfully promoting her unreleased music. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could sue our exes too?
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OK, sure, Iggy Azalea has a legal reason for suing her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Williams, or Hefe Wine, but we kind of wish we could sue our exes too!
The “Fancy” singer has filed a lawsuit accusing Williams of infringing copyright and promoting unreleased music from Azalea’s early career without her consent. The lawsuit asserts that the music material was stolen off the singer’s computer back in 2008 and was never approved by her. Azalea also claims that Williams forged a recording agreement document by modifying an agreement she’d signed early in her career. She is seeking compensatory damages, interest at the legal rate and statutory damages for each copyright infringement.
Just to give you a brief overview of Azalea’s ex: This is the same guy who previously claimed to own a sex tape featuring the singer. Needless to say, we’re dealing with a classy fella.
But this leads us to a whole other point — wouldn’t it just be brilliant if we all could sue our exes? The government should implement a brand new branch within the judiciary system for dealing with ex-partners. One could seek damages from an ex on the grounds of massive jackassery or lack of recollection of anniversaries or attempted romantic pursuit of the plaintiff’s best friend. Not only would this be financially beneficial, but it could also force people to be more attentive in relationships. It’s a win-win.
Why can’t we seek compensation for the emotional damage caused by an ex-boyfriend? He would never open up about his emotions and was incredibly manipulative — that could totally hold up in court. Oh, if only. Well, we wish Azalea the best of luck, and hope Mr. Williams will finally leave her alone.