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'Sorry' not sorry: Justin Bieber, Skrillex maintain innocence in copyright case

Skrillex, from left, Diplo, and Justin Bieber accept an award at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. Justin Bieber and Skrillex are hitting back against copyright infringement claims related to their multi-platinum song "Sorry." A suit filed in Nashville federal court by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel claims that "Sorry" uses a vocal riff from her song "Ring the Bell" which was released on her album "Baby" in 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Matt Sayles
May 30, 2016 - 9:53 AM

TORONTO - Justin Bieber and Skrillex are hitting back against copyright infringement claims related to their multi-platinum song "Sorry."

A suit filed in Nashville federal court by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel claims that "Sorry" uses a vocal riff from her song "Ring the Bell," which was released on her album "Baby" in 2014.

Dienel's lawsuit said her attorney sent a letter to Bieber's lawyer and manager about the alleged infringement but they didn't respond.

Skrillex has now posted a short video on Twitter using an a capella version of "Sorry" from the song's writing sessions to demonstrate how the opening to the hit track was produced.

He also wrote "SORRY but we didn't steal this" along with Bieber's Twitter handle and the prayer hands emoji in the post.

Bieber retweeted Skrillex's tweet accompanied by the hashtags #wedontsteal and #sorry, along with a smiley face.

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