*Hmm, it’s been kind of a rough week for Stevie Wonder, moneywise.
Earlier we reported that after years of delay, Wonder’s divorce from Kai Millard was finalized with him agreeing to pay $25,000 a month in alimony. Whoa!
Now it’s looking like he may be coughing up even more money, albeit reluctantly, because back in the day he made a deal to pay a percentage of his royalties to his late lawyer’s family for all eternity. But Stevie says he wasn’t aware that of the clause, and he sued to stop the payments.
Now, according to TMZ, Johanan Vigoda’s widow, Susan Strack is calling BS on Stevie. She says Vigoda had a witness read the entire contract to Stevie — including the part where she would continue to get her husband’s 6% fee, even after he died. Ouch!!
In her legal docs, Strack acknowledges Stevie came back years later and contested the contract, but never got it done before Vigoda died. Her point is … even though Stevie doesn’t like it, the contract is still binding.
Like we said, it hasn’t been a good week for the Wonder man.