Ed Sheeran Sued Again Over Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On

| June 30 , 2018 , 15:22 IST

Singer Ed Sheeran has been sued for 100 million dollars for allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s get it on’. Sheeran has been accused of copying parts of 1973 classic and using them in his chartbuster hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

The claim filed by investment banker David Pullman and a company named ‘Structural Asset Sales’ that owns part of the copyright for ‘Let’s Get it on’ alleges that Sheeran ripped off the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping from the original number.

This, however, is not the first time that Sheeran is being sued for copying from Marvin Gaye’s track. He has previously faced legal hurdles for the same track. Sheeran, however, has always categorically denied these allegations.

An Ed Sheeran fan went to the extent of posting a video of note-wise difference between the two songs. 

The first claim was filed in 2016 by the heirs of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of the song, but the case was dismissed without prejudice.

Speaking on the first case Pullman said, "It was dismissed solely because they didn't serve the defendants overseas since many of them were in the U.K." Pullman said.