Phil Spector: Sued for Unpaid Royalties and $1M in Damages
Though he is serving a 19 years to life sentence in prison for the second-degree murder of Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector is facing new legal woes as he's being sued by 1960's group "The Ronettes" for royalties, according to KTLA.
Spector's ex-wife, Ronnie Greenfield (aka Veronica Bennett), along with the other band members are suing their former manager and producer for $150,000 in unpaid royalties and a million dollars in "damages." They claim that Phil Spector Records and Phillies Records have not made their twice-a-year royalties payments.
This is not the first time "The Ronettes" have sued Spector for missing payments. In 2006, they sued and won a lump-sum for royalties and interest. They sued again in 2008 and a settlement was reached in 2009. If history is any guide, Spector's legal team can't be too surprised "The Ronettes" have reared their royalty-rights heads again.