Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer alleged in a lawsuit that Lavigne and her co-writers lifted their 1979 song I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, which was originally performed by new wave band The Rubinoos.
“We are not so naive as to chalk it up to some sort of cosmic coincidence,” Dunbar said in a statement. “The lyric, the meter, the rhythm – they’re identical.”
The first court date has been set for August 28 in Oakland, California.
A spokeswoman for Lavigne declined to comment.
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Avril Lavigne is being sued by members of a 1970s rock band who claim her hit song Girlfriend rips off one of their tunes.
Hold up, hold up. Avril stole that song? She could of at least stole a good song. My neighbor busted in my house the other day when the song was on tv thinking that someone in my house was killing a dozen Valley girls