LONDON: Yoko Ono is suing record company EMI and one of its subsidiaries for $10 million. According to a three-page lawsuit filed at Manhattanâ€™s Supreme Court, she claims she was cheated out of royalties from the sale of recordings by her late husband, John Lennon.
Yoko accuses EMI and Capitol Records Inc of breaking a number of agreements by â€œwilfully and knowingly underreporting royaltiesâ€ by hiding the â€œtrue use and disposition of Lennonâ€™s recordingsâ€. She also accuses the companies of â€œintentionally and systematically rendering dishonest and grossly deficient accounting statementsâ€. As a result, Yoko is asking for least $10 million plus interest.
Jeanne Meyer, spokeswoman for EMI/Capitol said contracts are sometimes â€œsu-bject to interpretation but 99 times out of 100 are resolved in an amicable wayâ€.