Ed Sheeran is being hit with a lawsuit over his hit record, “Thinking Out Loud.” According to TMZ,
Sheeran is being sued by the family of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” The family has accused the British singer of stealing the melody, harmony and rhythm composition of Gaye’s record.
TMZ also says that,
Townsend’s heirs have asked a judge to grant them an injunction against Ed Sheeran, which would prohibit him from receiving future profits from the song. They are also seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.
I can hear the similarities, but this is a stretch.