The White Stripes are being sued by a Canadian DJ for using a clip of her show without permission on a track.
Dominique Payette's argument is that Jack and Meg used ten seconds of her show on the song 'Jumble, Jumble' without clearance. The track featured on the band's De Stijl LP.
Pitchfork reports that Payette is looking for $70,000 for violation of privacy, and an injunction to prevent further distribution of the eight-year-old album. She was made aware of the sample - her speaking a few words of French (hear it here) - only last year.
The White Stripes, their management and label are yet to comment.
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