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Cher sues record label for $5 million

'Believe' singer says money from two compilation albums is owed to her

Sonny Bono with Cher Pic: PA Photos
Cher has filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for allegedly failing to pay her royalties from two compilation albums.

The singer says that the label failed to pay her and former husband Sonny Bono's children royalties from the 2000 and 2003 releases, and "engaged in wrongful tactics" to avoid making the payments.

The lawsuit was filed yesterday (June 2) in Los Angeles, and says the label was in breach of two recording contracts by trying to conceal the amount of money made by the sales of 'Cher The Greatest Hits' and 'The Very Best Of Cher'.

"The claims are meritless, and we are confident that we will prevail in court," Universal Music Group spokesperson Peter Lofrumento told the Hollywood Reporter.

--By our New York staff.
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