Prince is being sued after posting a free download link to Voice contestant Judith Hill's album.

"Please spend some time with this music and then share it with someone U love," he wrote on the Live Nation download page for the album, called Back In Time.

Specifially, it's the album's producer Jolene Cherry who is suing Prince. Hill signed exclusively with her and Sony Records after appearing on The Voice in 2013. Originally the singer wanted to record an album with Prince, but the request was rejected by Cherry who claimed it would violate her existing contract.

The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday 27th March, reads:

"The Cherry Party is informed and believes, and on that basis alleges, that Hill and Prince boldly and inexplicably ignored these warnings (and the law) and continued to proceed. Indeed, not only did Hill and Prince finish an album of 11 songs, but they also played that music for a group of reporters and then proceeded to release it on the Internet as a free digital download."