British singing superstar Ed Sheeran has been slammed a $100 million suit having been accused of ripping off the Marvin Gaye classic “Let’s Get It On” for his Grammy-winning hit “Thinking Out Loud.”
According to American gossip site, TMZ, Structured Asset Sales, who bought one-third of the copyright for the song, is suing the British singer-songwriter claiming his smash hit reportedly features the same “melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping” as Gaye’s 1973 track.
Townsend’s family reportedly tried to sue Sheeran for implementing “elements” of Mr. Townsend’s song in 2016, however, they were unsuccessful due to a federal judge dismissing the complaint.
This wouldn’t be the first time the talented singer was accused of plagiarism or borrowing musical elements without permission.
It was discovered that the pre-chorus melody of his 2017 song “Shape Of You” was similar to TLC’s “No Scrubs,” while he was also accused of plagiarizing a track that he wrote for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, though he reportedly asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit in April 2018.