I Got A Lawsuit Babe

Do you believe in lawsuits after love? Cher does. She thinks she has a case with her recent lawsuit against Universal Music Group, demanding more than $5 million in royalty payments.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that Cher and Sonny Bono’s widow and children are owed royalties for songs included in a number of recent Sonny & Cher greatest-hits compilations. The diva also points a finger at UMG for failing to keep records showing how much is actually owed.

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Cher dons her bewitching best for her Halloween performance at the Skydome in Toronto.

The husband and wife duo released eight albums between 1965 and 1974 as Sonny & Cher.

The singers were married for nearly 10 years before divorcing in 1975. After the divorce, Bono entered into politics and was elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bono died due to injuries from a ski accident in 1998. His heirs include his wife Mary Whitaker and four daughters.

Cher is performing a residency at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with dates on the books through December.

UMG spokesman Peter LoFrumento said Cher’s lawsuit is “without merit.”

Read the AP story here.