LOS ANGELES (AP) – Char has filed a lawsuit against the widow of her ex-music partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalty for Sony and Cher songs, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Gone On”.
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cher alleges that former President Mary Bono and other defendants sought to replace the terms of the business agreements reached between Cher and Sunny Bono when they divorced in 1975. Royals.
In the lawsuit, Sunny Bono’s heirs announced in 2016 that they would terminate some of his music licenses, but stated that their agreements with Cher were “not finalized and could not be terminated.”
Allegations of breach of contract allege that the damage to Cher was at least $ 1 million.
Mary Bono’s lawyer said family movements are within their rights and the law.
“The Copyright Act allows Sunny’s widows and children to reclaim Sunny’s copyright from the publishers, which is what they did,” Attorney Daniel Schacht said in a statement. “Agent Bono is open to a private discussion about this, but we are confident that the court will confirm their position if necessary.”
Char, 75, is best known for his role in the movie Oscar and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter and actor “Believe” and “Moonstroke”, and began co-starring with Sonny Bono in 1964. Different show. They were married from 1969 to 1975.
Sunny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs and later a congressman in the area. He died in an avalanche on Lake Tahoe in 1998, and his fourth wife, Mary Bono, won his seat.