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Cher Files Federal Lawsuit Over Sonny & Cher Royalties Against Sonny Bono’s Widow

Cher filed a potentially million-dollar lawsuit Wednesday accusing Mary Bono, the widow of her ex-husband Sonny Bono, of wrongly withholding royalties for songs like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.”

Cher and Sonny Bono, who made up the 1960s and ’70s pop duoSonny & Cher, were married from 1967 to 1975 before they divorced and agreed to “an equal division of their community property,” which included an even split of music royalties, according to Cher’s federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles.


The 50-50 split carried on after Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident on Jan. 5, 1998, Cher said.

Read the source article at NBC News

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