Despite recent reports, Sony Music Entertainment is not admitting to putting out fake Michael Jackson songs.

In 2014, a fan named Vera Serova filed a class action lawsuit against the record company. She alleged Jackson may not be the lead singer heard on the songs Breaking News, Monster and Keep Your Head Up, featured on the 2010 album Michael. It is the first of two posthumous LPs released after Jackson‘s death in 2009.

“No one has conceded that Michael Jackson did not sing on the songs,” Sony Music said in a statement.

The record label‘s comments come days after a hearing over the lawsuit, which it said “was about whether the First Amendment protects Sony Music and the estate,” adding: “There has been no ruling on the issue of whose voice is on the recordings.”

Recent reports have alleged that Sony Music had recently admitted in court that the three songs were recorded by an impersonator.

Variety quoted sources as saying individuals who attended the court hearing seized on a statement by an attorney for Jackson‘s estate to the effect of “even if the vocals weren‘t Jackson‘s” as proof they were faked.

The hearing also dealt with whether liner notes, which read “this album contains nine previously unreleased vocal tracks performed by Michael Jackson,” are protected by the First Amendment.

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Sunday Independent