*Before Stevie Wonder’s attorney died two years ago, he allegedly got the singer to sign a contract that makes him pay the lawyer’s family for all eternity…but Stevie wasn’t aware that of that clause, and now he’s suing to stop the payments.
According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Wonder says his longtime lawyer, Johanan Vigoda, had him sign a contract when he was 21 years old. It stipulated that Wonder would pay Vigoda 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 Wonder’s record company continued to pay Johanan’s widow. It took Wonder two years to realize the payments were still being made.
He claims he trusted Johanan and the lawyer never said the 6% would continue beyond 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 at least $7 million.