Ed Sheeran sued for $100 million for plagiarism

Ed Sheeran sued for $100 million for plagiarism

Ed Sheeran has been accused of plagiarism for the song "Thinking Out Loud", elements of which were allegedly borrowed from Marvin Gaye's 1973 track "Let's Get It On". The lawsuit was filed by the company "Structured Asset Sales", which partially owns the rights to the composition. Sheeran was required to recover $100 million.



The trial will take place in Manhattan Federal Court, a date has not yet been set.



Sheeran's lawyers have previously stated that certain elements of the songs that sound identical in different compositions were used everywhere in a certain period of time.



A few months ago, the name of the pop artist already appeared in the court chronicle for the same reason. The singer managed to defend his truth and convince the court that his song "Shape Of You" is not a plagiarism of "Oh Why" by Sami Switch. In 2017, a similar case was settled by agreement of the parties, the amount remains unknown. Ed Sheeran said that he did the wrong thing in that situation, since he only provoked the emergence of new accusations from people interested in profit.