Cher Fights Ex-Husband Sonny Bono’s Widow Mary in Epic Royalty Lawsuit

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Cher, the legendary singer, and performer, finds herself back in court in the ongoing epic royalty lawsuit. She is in the midst of a legal battle against, the widow of her late musical partner and ex-husband, Sonny Bono. 

Cher firmly believes that she is owed substantial royalties and is determined to fight for what she claims is rightfully hers. In 2021, Cher sued former Republican U.S. Representative Mary Bono. 

The lawsuit, titled Cher v. Bono, is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California under case number 2:21-cv-08157.

 Court documents reveal that Cher has accused Mary of withholding money owed from the classic hits of the iconic duo, Sonny & Cher. 

Cher and Sonny Bono were performing together as Sonny & Cher in 1964. They were married in 1967. And their divorce was in 1978.

During their marriage, the iconic music couple wrote and performed music together. And also had a popular television show, at the time. 

Their divorce agreement divides the royalties from Sonny and Cher hits like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On” equally after their very public divorce.