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British Pop Star Ed Sheeran Under Fire for Alleged Theft of Marvin Gaye Classic

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A part owner of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners.

Do you think Ed Sheerhan is guilty of stealing from Marvin Gaye?

Both lawsuits say the British songwriter copied parts of the soul classic for his Grammy-winning hit “Thinking Out Loud.”

A lawyer for Structured Asset Sales said the new lawsuit’s Thursday filing was necessary because a judge refused to let the company join a 2016 lawsuit by the family of a co-writer of Gaye’s song.

That lawsuit, which is still pending in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages.

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A lawyer for Sheeran and other defendants said in a letter to the judge in the original lawsuit that he will seek to have both lawsuits tossed out.

He said they were baseless.

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