Los Angeles-Cher ex-husband and ex-music partner Sonny Bono’s widow pays royalties for Sonny & Cher songs, royalties for “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes Ones” ‘sued the lash.
In a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Cher, former U.S. Representative Mary Bono and other defendants Sonny and Cher filed for divorce in 1975, each rescinding a 50 percent business contract of songwriting and royalty. claims to have tried.
The lawsuit alleges that Sonny Bono’s successors reportedly terminated their song licensing agreements in 2016, but they “did not and could not cancel” their contract with Cher.
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According to the claim for breach of contract, the damage caused to Cher was at least $ 1 million.
Mary Bono’s lawyer said the family’s actions were within their rights and within the law.
“Copyright law allows Sony’s widows and children to recover Sonny’s copyright from publishers,” attorney Daniel Shakht said in a statement. “Representative Bono remains open to continue the personal debate on the matter, but we believe the court will confirm its position if necessary.”
Cher, 75, is a Grammy, Oscar and Emmy-winning singer and actor best known for her solo hits like Believe and film roles such as Moonstruck, and a duet with Sonny in 1964. started Later, a TV series was shown in both of them. . They were married from 1967 to 1975.
Sonny Bono will be mayor of Palm Springs and later a U.S. congressman. He died in a skiing accident at Lake Tahoe in 1998, and was replaced by his fourth wife, Mary Bono.
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