Black Entertainment : Stevie Wonder My Dead Attorney Screwed Me

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  1. Liberty

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    Stevie just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, in which he says his longtime lawyer, Johanan Vigoda, put a contract in front of Stevie's face when he was 21 years old. The deal was, Stevie would pay Johanan 6% of all music royalties. But there's a clause that says payments to the lawyer's family go on "forever."

    Johanan died in 2011, but Stevie's record company continued to pay Johanan's widow. Stevie says he didn't realize payments were being made for nearly 2 years, and when he caught wind, he ordered payments to be stopped. He claims he trusted Johanan and the lawyer never said the 6% would survive his death.

    Stevie says in his docs he was betrayed by a man he trusted and wants a judge to declare he no longer has a duty to pay royalties, because the attorney took advantage of a blind man.

    Johanan's widow has filed her own lawsuit, demanding Stevie pay from the time he stopped and forever in the future. She wants $7 mil minimum.

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/17/stevie-wonder-dead-attorney-fraud-blind-royalties/#ixzz3m1KCsKaO


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    :10500:wonder (pun intended) what happens to the payments when Steve dies?
     
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    Ok, let me ask the obvious.

    You are blind, if the contract wasn't in braille, how did he know what it said. Also if he trusted his wife, and son; maybe he should have had one of them take a look at it. IMO, The judge should stop this looking at not who it is, but the situation. A person with sight took advantage of a bland person.

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    Good question. I wonder (no pun intended) if he didn't put some kind of language in there where his estate would pick up the tab... And besides, I'm sure he told his wife what the deal was, so she's just as bad.


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    I am guessing, but, I would think that if the judge upholds these payments, they will continued to be paid from his estate.

    It amazes me how dirty some people can be. How do they sleep at night?



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    There are junkies you can pay 20 bucks to run up on jerks like this in a parking lot or something to whip their ***. Of course I would never do anything like that. just saying...

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    Hmmmm.....

    I hear what you are saying, Enki, on a moral note. But, on a legal note. Stevie is a grown man. He is quite aware of his blindness and all that comes with it. I think he should have hired people to make sure he didn't sign any bogus contracts. I think Stevie is gonna have to take some responsibility in the decision he made to sigm a contract he couldn't read/see. And, at that kind of money shouldn't there have been a notary?


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    Stevie Wonder Lawsuit
    You're Blind ...
    But You're Not Deaf!


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    Stevie Wonder knew full well what he was doing when he signed an agreement to pay his attorney's widow 6% of his royalties because it was read out loud to him ... according to the widow.

    Read more:
    http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz3o7wQGuRq
     
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    Who would have thought Stevie Wide would have financial issues....
     
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