Sly Stone is finally getting paid. TheWrap.com says the former Sly and the Family Stone frontman received a five-million-dollar judgment Tuesday, resolving part of his lawsuit against his former manager Gerald Goldstein, Goldstein’s company Even St. Productions, and attorney Glenn Stone. Sly testified that he filed his suit five years ago in an effort to receive royalties he was owed, because he “couldn’t get any money.” He also said had no knowledge of getting any payments from 1989 through 2009, and had millions due to him.
Goldstein and Glenn Stone’s lawyer argued Sly had been in business with Goldstein and Glenn Stone, and made millions. He also claimed that in 1988 his clients made a deal with Sly to record a new album, but the singer never followed through. The two parties still have more issues to settle. However, those matters will just be presented to the judge, and won’t be argued before a jury.