Ed Sheeran sued for $100 million, accused of copying hit Marvin Gaye song

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Singer Ed Sheeran is facing more legal trouble for allegedly copying a Marvin Gaye song.

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Structured Asset Sales, a company that purchased one-third of the copyright to Gaye's "Let's Get It On," is seeking $100 million in damages for copyright infringement, according to TMZ.

The company is alleging that Sheeran used multiple elements of the 1970s tune for his top-charting single "Thinking Out Loud." The court documents allege that Sheeran's song has the same melody, rhythm, harmonies, drums, looping and tempo as Gaye's track.

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This isn't the first time Sheeran has been accused of stealing from the late R&B crooner. In 2016, he was reportedly sued by the family of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of "Let's Get It On," for the same thing.

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