June 11, 2009 22:28

Sonny and Cher's daughter to undergo sex change

Chastity Bono began the process earlier this year

Sonny and Cher's daughter to undergo sex change
Chastity Bono, who was born the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, has started the process of becoming a man.

40-year-old Bono came out as gay in 1989, and publicist Howard Bragman confirmed the sex change, telling the Associated Press that he "has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity".

Bragman also said Bono "is proud of his decision" and hopes "that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue".

As previously reported, Cher recently filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for allegedly failing to pay her royalties from two compilation albums from 2000 and 2003.

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

--By our New York staff.
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