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Mariah Carey sued for £16million for ‘stealing iconic Christmas song from co-writer’

SINGER Mariah Carey is being sued for £16million for allegedly pinching the song All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Andy Stone claims he co-wrote it in 1989 and never gave permission for it to be used.

Mariah Carey is being sued for £16 million over her iconic Xmas song
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Mariah Carey is being sued for £16 million over her iconic Xmas song

It was released by Carey in 1994 as part of her album Merry Christmas — which became the best-selling US festive record of all time, selling more than 15million copies worldwide.

Carey and her co-writer are named in legal papers filed in Louisiana.

They state Carey and her collaborators “knowingly, wilfully, and intentionally engaged in a campaign” to infringe Stone’s copyright.

The defendants also committed “acts of unjust enrichment by the unauthorised appropriation of the plaintiff’s work”.

Carey has yet to respond.

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