Cher Sues Widow Of Sonny Bono, Claims ’60s Hits Royalties Being Withheld

Cher filed go well with as we speak in Los Angeles towards former Rep. Mary Bono, alleging that she is illegally withholding royalties from the hits generated by Sonny & Cher within the 1960s.

Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny, stands accused of protecting Cher from her share of royalties on such hits as “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” The go well with, filed in Los Angeles federal courtroom, asks for $1 million.

Cher and Sonny Bono divorced in 1975, however agreed to separate the income from the songs they recorded as a duo.

The Cher lawsuit alleges that Sonny’s fourth spouse, Mary Bono, “has undone” Cher’s possession of the rights and royalties, however doesn’t specify how that occurred.

Sonny & Cher had been among the many hottest pop songsters of the ’60s, rising their reach within the ’70s with their hit selection present, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Upon their cut up, Cher went on to a profitable movie profession and had a number of pop hits on her personal, whereas Sonny moved into politics and have become the mayor of Palm Springs and later a Republican congressman. He died in a snowboarding accident in 1998.

Information from City News Service was used on this report.

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