LAST MOTIONS OF JOSH DUGGAR IN THE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE DENIED BY THE COURT: HERE'S WHY
Sonny & Cher, 1965. (Chris Walter / WireImage)
He continues: "Since 1978 the Plaintiff has been the undisputed owner of its fifty percent of all musical composition and recording royalties to which the Plaintiff and Sonny were entitled by reason of their collaboration and their marriage, including fifty percent of all royalties Sonny, his companies and successors receive from these musical compositions and recordings. "
It has been over 40 years since this agreement was established , and now Cher's legal team is claiming that Sonny's widow "claims that a statutory termination provision totathe inapplicable copyright law of 1976… canceled the plaintiff's ownership of her royalties on the songs and recordings she and Sonny made famous during their marriage, and deprived the plaintiff for other long-established rights under the 1978 Agreement. "
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Sonny died in 1998 from a skiing accident. Mary Bono was appointed administrator of the late musician's estate shortly thereafter.
According to the lawsuit, Cher formed The Veritas Trust in 1990, where her 50% royalty ownership would go. Although, according to her, "in or around 2016 the heirs, or a majority of them, with the assistance or participation of Wixen, issued a termination notice to
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The termination issue has was carried out "without " the "knowledge or participation of Cher ", the court documents allege.
Cher performs at Madison Square Garden on December 4th 2019 in New York. (Taylor Hil)
Over the past month, representatives of the trust that Mary manages were also reportedly fired "the royalty stream from composition that Sonny assigned to the Plaintiff in the 1978 Marriage Settlement Agreement and, therefore, the statutory termination of the heirs terminates his entitlement to these royalties. "
Dear now claims that Mary refused to pay her and her trust the fifty percent of the royalties she owes and repudiated her rights of approval, among other things. She claims the damages exceed $ 1 million and requests a jury trial.
Mary Bono did not immediately returnFox News request for comment.