English singer Ed Sheeran
English singer Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran faces $100 million plagiarism suit

ANI | Updated: Jun 29, 2018 18:22 IST

Washington D.C., [USA] June 29 (ANI): British singer Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100 million for allegedly ripping off a Marvin Gaye song.
According to TMZ, the lawsuit claimed that the Ed Sheeran's song, 'Thinking Out Loud' is a plagiarised version of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get it on'.
The lawsuit was filed by a company named Structured Asset Sales.
The lawsuit further said that Sheeran's song has the same melody, rhythms and every musical technicality used in Gaye's song.
In 2016, Sheeran's song was a hit. It was also nominated for Grammy for Best Record, Best Performance and Song of the Year.
Gaye's song, which was written by a guy named Edward Townsend in 1973, died in 2003, after which Structured Asset Sales bought part of the copyright, which is worth $100 million.
Along with Structured Asset Sales, Townsend's heirs have filed a lawsuit against Ed Sheeran. (ANI)