Olivia Newton-John Sues Universal Music
December 6, 2006 at 5:52 AM (PT)
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN is suing UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP for allegedly failing to pay more than $1 million in royalties on sales of the "Grease" soundtrack album. NEWTON-JOHN starred with JOHN TRAVOLTA in the 1978 movie version of the BROADWAY hit.
The breach-of-contract suit was filed last FRIDAY (12/1) in LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. It contends that while UNIVERSAL did pay some royalties on the album, it failed to make a range of other contractual payments, said JOHN MASON, an attorney for NEWTON-JOHN.
"The lawsuit is without merit, and, at the appropriate time, we expect that the court will dismiss it," UNIVERSAL said in a statement TUESDAY (12/5).