Kirkorov plagiarism row: French disco musician held in Russia
French composer Didier Marouani has been detained in Moscow after a Russian pop star accused him of extortion.
Marouani and his lawyer were held at a bank where they said they hoped to meet the singer, Philipp Kirkorov, to settle a copyright issue out of court.
Instead they were met by police, after Kirkorov filed a complaint alleging Marouani, a founder of the band Space, tried to extort €1m ($1.1m) from him.
Marouani claims that Kirkorov - a huge star in Russia - plagiarised his work.
In a Facebook post on 1 November, the French composer complained that Kirkorov and composer Oleg Popkov... read more
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