Cher beats up ex-husband's widow – and gets money back for old hits

Cher beats up ex-husband's widow – and gets money back for old hits

This means Cher will get back her share of income from Sonny & Cher songs like “I Got You Babe,” according to reports. Rolling Stone.

Cher sued Mary Bono, who withheld the payments in 2016, following a law that gives songwriters or their heirs the rights to songs after 35 years. Now Mary Bono must give Cher half of her royalty income — and also repay nearly half a million dollars.

Sonny & Cher were behind a number of hit songs from the 1960s until their divorce in 1978. During divorce negotiations, it was decided that Cher would be entitled to half the catalog, even though Sonny Bono wrote the songs.

This year, Cher will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after being excluded for decades. The singles have topped the charts for seven decades, and have been considered for inclusion since 1991.

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Last December, Cher expressed anger that she was never asked, saying she was no longer interested in being inducted into the Hall of Fame “even if they gave me a million dollars.” However, when the list of nominations became known earlier this year, the whistle had a different sound, he said Entertainment tonight :

She now thanks her for the honor, but still warns that she should not smile on her way into the Hall of Honor during the ceremony.

“I have a few words to say,” promises Cher, 78.

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