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July 9th, 2011 11:01am EDT

John LegendR&B star John Legend is at the center of a song-stealing lawsuit.
 
An unknown hopeful, called Anthony Stokes, claims Legend ripped off a song he handed over in a demo.
 
In a lawsuit, filed earlier this week in New Jersey and obtained by TMZ.com, the songwriter reveals he gave the tape to Legend in 2004 after a concert.
 
Legend reportedly promised to listen to the song but he never got back to Stokes, who forgot all about his Legend-ary meeting until he heard a track called "Maxine's Interlude" in 2006.
 
The songwriter insists the track is a little too similar to his song "Where Are You Now?," which was on the demo.
 
Stokes is demanding unspecified damages.

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