$10 Million Suit Over Madonna Hit Holiday
Posted on Tue Dec 21, 2010 09:05 AM PDT

materialgirl092210_02_200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - One of Madonna's longtime co-writers John "Jellybean" Benitez has been accused of keeping $10 million worth of royalties from Madonna's 1983 hit Holiday away from The Spirit One Music group, according to a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

While Benitez and Spirit were supposed to divide the royalties for the 1983 hit-song, Benitez "repeatedly and unrepentantly misstated and underreported revenues due to its joint owner, Spirit, and repeatedly, systematically and intentionally made delinquent and tardy payments" to Spirit, the suit claims.

The Spirit One Management Company is requesting $10 million in allegedly unpaid royalties.