Stevie Wonder feels his deceased attorney once locked him into an unfavorable contract, so he’s filed legal documents in an attempt to escape the deal.
According to TMZ, Wonder claims he was presented with the contract at the age of 21 by Johanan Vigoda. The contract, Wonder says, stipulated that he pay Vigoda six percent of all music royalties.
Unbeknownst to Wonder at the time, he claims, the deal required him to continue the payments “forever.” In other words, he’d have to fork over money to Vigoda’s family after the lawyer’s death.
Wonder discovered this nearly two years after Vigoda’s death in 2011. He cut off payments, and now wants a judge to declare he no longer has to pay royalties because, he feels, Vigoda took advantage of a blind man.
In turn, Vigoda’s widow has filed a lawsuit seeking money that she believes Wonder owes since the time he stopped payments. She wants a minimum of seven million dollars.
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