If Sly Stone needed some extra retirement cushion, he surely got it. The former Sly & The Family Stone leader was awarded $5 million in lost royalties by a Los Angeles judge, who sided with the music legend over being cheated out of a decade's worth of his earnings.
Stone had been battling his former management company Even St. Productions, his ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, and entertainment lawyer Glenn Stone for years over stolen income between 1989 and 2000.
“It's a good day for Sly, it's a good day for entertainers in general. This was an important verdict for people that are artists, entertainers, music composers, etc,” The AP quotes Nicholas Hornberger, one of Sly’s legal representatives, as stating.
Goldstein and Glenn Stone plan to challenge the verdict.
The legal dispute has been running since at least 2010, a few months after it was reported that the iconic singer had been made homeless and was living in his car in Los Angeles.