Laura and David want to Freez their Fathers Albums
David Hallyday and Laura Smet have opened a new judicial front to benefit, too, from the revenues related to the sales of their father’s records.
The legal battle between the them continues. Laura Smet and David Hallyday have appealed to the courts for freezing the royalties generated by the sales of their father
Johnny Hallyday’s albums, reports BFM TV. The goal is to block 75% of Universal, Warner and Sony payments to Laeticia, in accordance with Johnny’s US will. An application which must be examined by the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris on 27 November.
During his lifetime, the singer received around 800,000 euros each year from the sales of his albums. But the sums in play now are all the more important that the posthumous album of the rocker, My country is love, has already sold more than a million albums. This represents a financial windfall of about 2.5 million euros according to BFM TV, which is currently returned to Laeticia, according to the wishes of Johnny in his will.
Laura Smet and David Hallyday had already obtained the freezing of the real estate patrimony, and copyright of Johnny Hallyday, from the court of Nanterre last April. Justice then ordered Sacem, Adami and Spedidam, the three companies that manage the rights of French writers and performers, to withhold the money from the exploitation of rock songs.