Ed Sheeran was hit with a copyright suit in 2016 by Ed Townsend’s family, who co-wrote Marvin Gaye’s classic Let’s Get It On, accusing the star of “stealing” musical elements of it for his song Thinking Out Loud.
And now TMZ has claimed that Ed is reportedly being sued US$100 million for the same copyright infringement by another party.
According to the publication, a company called Structured Asset Sales, who bought one third of the copyright after Ed Townsend’s death in 2003, has filed a lawsuit claiming Thinking Out Loud is a “carbon copy” of Let’s Get It On.
What do you think?
This is the fifth time Ed has been accused of copying songs from other artists.