LOS ANGELES: Cher has sued the widow of her former musical associate and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs together with I Bought You Babe and The Beat Goes On.”
In a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and different defendants have tried to terminate provisions of enterprise agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached once they divorced in 1975 that entitled every to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties.
The lawsuit says that Sonny Bono’s heirs filed discover in 2016 that they had been terminating a few of his track licensing agreements, however they didn’t terminate, and couldn’t have terminated his agreements with Cher.
The breach-of-contract lawsuit alleges that the damages to Cher whole not less than $1 million.
Cher, the 75-year-old Grammy, Oscar and Emmy profitable singer and actor recognized for solo hits together with Imagine and movie roles together with Moonstruck,” started performing as a duo with Sonny Bono in 1964. The 2 later had a TV selection present. They had been married from 1967 to 1975.
Sonny Bono grow to be mayor of Palm Springs and later a California congressman for the world. He died in a snowboarding accident in Lake Tahoe in 1998, and Mary Bono, his fourth spouse, received his seat.
Mary Bono has not filed a response to the lawsuit. An electronic mail despatched to a consultant looking for remark was not instantly returned.