Notifi Records CEO Ira DeWitt is suing former New Edition singer Johnny Gill, after he tweeted a series of angry accusations after the pair fell out. Gill had accused DeWitt of hiring another singer to finish vocals for his track, and then laking it on a fake Twitter page, according to Billboard. But he also made other comments on Twitter about DeWitt’s sanity and corporate status. The lawsuit claims that Gills comments “charge DeWitt with criminal, improper and immoral conduct”. It’s the second high-profile legal action over an artist’s tweets, following Courtney Love’s spat with a designer earlier this year, which was settled pre-trial. Gill is protesting that these kinds of lawsuits risk “the courtrooms would be filled with a bunch of Twitter people complaining about things people say every day”, although our take is that Twitter isn’t a special case: it’s simply subject to the same defamation laws as other media.

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