Beyoncé Won Her 'Lemonade' Lawsuit

A judge ruled Bey did not steal anything from filmmaker Matthew Fulks.

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Beyoncé's winning streak at the VMAs has lasted through the week, as a New York federal judge tossed out the copyright lawsuit against her.

Indie filmmaker Matthew Fulks sued Bey in June, claiming that the video for "Lemonade" and its trailer copied elements from his 2014 short film Palinoia.

Her attorneys hit back by pointing out that depicting "graffiti", "parking garage" and "side-lit ominous figures"—all elements Fulks tried to claim as his own—does not constitute copyright infringement.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the judge hasn't yet detailed the reasons for dismissing the case, which means his response pretty much amounts to: "Boy, bye."

Stay slaying, Bey.

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