Why Cher is suing Sonny Bono's widow, Mary Bono
Cher wants her Sonny and Cher royalties, and she’s suing Bono’s widow to get them
Call it a Cher fight.
Cher is suing Sonny Bono’s widow over royalties to songs the pop icon made famous with her ex-husband as the musical duo Sonny and Cher.
Cher filed a $1-million federal lawsuit Wednesday against former Rep. Mary Bono, a trustee of the Bono Collection Trust and other individuals, accusing them of breach of contract.
The 75-year-old entertainer claimed that Bono’s fourth wife has tried to terminate provisions that entitle Cher to 50% ownership of the duo’s musical composition royalties, record royalties and other assets from their marriage.
Some of the hits cited in the filing include “I Got You Babe,” “The Beat Goes On,” “Baby Don’t Go,” “Little Man” and “Bang …
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