The British popstar Ed Sheeran (27) is sued for the payment of $ 100 million (about 86 million euro), since he is a song of soulzanger Marvin pirated would have. That reported the British news agency PA Friday, based on court documents from New York.
Sheeran, says the indictment, has the rhythm and the melody of the song “Let’s Get It On” (1973) for his hit “Thinking Out Loud”. The plaintiff is a company with the name Structured Asset Sales (SAS), that a share in the copyright of the song from Gaye.
Marvin Gaye was in 1984 by his father murdered. Similar reproaches against Sheeran met two years ago from the heirs of Edward Townsend, who in 2003 died. Townsend wrote “Let’s Get It On” together with Gay. Sheeran pointed to the allegations of the hand. According to the BBC, it is unclear whether the dispute with the heirs of Townsend, meanwhile, settled.