Lawsuit Against Reznor Dismissed

A U.S. district judge Tuesday dismissed a suit by a songwriter who alleged Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor stole his songs, according to the Associated Press. Mark Onofrio claimed he met Reznor in an online chat room and sent him a tape with several of his own songs; he alleged in his original suit that six of them turned up as NIN songs on The Downward Spiral (1994) and the Natural Born Killers soundtrack (1994). Later, he reduced his claim to three songs. Onofrio's lawyer said he will probably appeal, the AP reported.