Ed Sheeran Speaks Out After Copyright Lawsuit Victory: I’m A Musician, Not ‘A Piggy Bank’

Ed Sheeran is “Thinking Out Loud” about his major courtroom victory. After a jury found him not liable on Thursday in a copyright lawsuit accusing him of copying key components of Marvin Gaye’s ’70s classic “Let’s Get It On” in his own 2014 hit, Ed delivered a statement outside the Manhattan federal courtroom. The 32-year-old reflected on the “devastating” legal saga and how he missed his grandmother’s funeral to attend the proceedings. “I’m just a guy with a guitar who loves to write music for people to enjoy. I am not and will never allow myself to be a piggy bank for anyone to shake,” he said in part, noting that he now won’t have “to retire from [his] day job” and can continue his creative process and advocating for other artists.