Wonder claims his first contract with his lawyer contained a clause that he’ll pay his lawyer’s family forever. He says he trusted the lawyer and believes he snuck that in there because Stevie cannot see.
Wonder’s claim is now being challenged by the lawyer’s widow, who claims the entire contract was read aloud to him, including the contested part.
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.
As we’ve reported … way back in the day Stevie signed off on the deal with Johanan Vigoda — but Stevie thinks the wool was pulled over his eyes, and he’s filed a lawsuit over it.
Now, 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.
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.