It is no secret that there is no love lost between singer and actress Cher and Mary Bono, the widow of her late ex-husband and collaborator. The star has now filed a lawsuit against Bono. This situation is far from over and they also have a lot of history to unpack.

According to the lawsuit that was filed in a federal court on Wednesday, Cher is suing Mary Bono for withholding royalties received from Cher’s music with Sonny. The famous singer and Oscar-winning actress is not backing down from this legal battle.

Some of those hits that Cher wants paid for include favorites like “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” Cher claims that when she and Sonny split up in 1975, they also agreed to split their royalties equally. This deal came into effect in 1978 after their divorce proceedings were settled.

Sonny, who later went on to pursue a career in politics in California, unfortunately passed away in a skiing accident in 1998. While Cher and Mary seemed to initially get along with each other alright, things appear to have changed now. Cher is now suing Mary for $1 million in damages.


We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty for further developments.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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