Cher sues Sonny Bono's widow for breach of contract

Cher sues Sonny Bono's widow for breach of contract

Cher filed a lawsuit against Mary Bono in Los Angeles on Wednesday, claiming Sonny Bono’s fourth wife and widow is illegally withholding her royalties from Sonny & Cher’s megahits in the ’60s. In court documents obtained by Fox News, the 75-year-old singer alleges the former member of Congress has breached a contract signed by Cher and her ex-husband after their divorce. Sonny, whose real name was Salvatore Bono, and Cher married in 1967 and skyrocketed to success as a musical duo. They split in 1974. The documents cite a “1978 marriage settlement agreement” Sonny and Cher entered into after their split. Cher claims the exes “agreed to equal division of their community property.” “When they divorced, Plaintiff and Sonny agreed to an equal division of their community property and, to …
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