Madonna - Madonna Producer Hit With Holiday Lawsuit
MADONNA's longtime producer JOHN 'JELLYBEAN' BENITEZ is facing a $10 million (£6.7 million) lawsuit over royalties from her hit song HOLIDAY.
Benitez offered the track to the pop superstar back in 1983 when she was recording her self-titled debut album and it went on to become her first hit single.
The musician, who produced the record, is now facing legal action from executives at the Spirit One Music group, who allege he has reneged on an agreement to split the proceeds with them.
The lawsuit, filed at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, states Benitez has been responsible for handing out the royalties, but alleges he has failed to hand over a massive $10 million (£6.7 million) to Spirit One.
The legal papers accuse him of "repeatedly, systematically and intentionally made delinquent and tardy payments" and claiming he "concocted flimsy, bad-faith excuses for its inaccuracy".
The suit seeks $10 million (£6.7 million) in allegedly unpaid royalties, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix.