Malmstedt takes Gessle to court again – this time in the UK

LONDON - Per Gessle is once again accused of stealing ”Sleeping in My Car”. Stephan Malmstedt wrote the song ”Jenny and I” and sent the demo to EMI. When he heard ”Sleeping in My Car” on the radio, he believed that Gessle had stolen his song.

  Malmstedt has already taken the matter to court in Sweden twice. STIM thought there were some similarities but that it wasn’t enough so the complaint was rejected.
Now Malmstedt has moved to England and he will take the case to the High Court of Justice. "If I didn't think I had a chance at winning, I wouldn't bother," he said.

  Gessle says through his manager Marie Dimberg that he’s not worried.

  "There’s really nothing more to say. The song has already been checked twice and both times it was rejected. I assume that the same thing will happen this time," Dimberg said.

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October 14th, 2002

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