Women in Music 2016

Cher Sues Former Financial Managers Claiming They Defrauded Her of $800,000

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Cher attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  

Cher has sued a financial management partnership she claims defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments that went belly-up.

The suit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Veritas Trust, of which the singer is the sole trustee.

It targets SAIL Venture Partners and related firms and accuses them of bundling Cher's money into "risky and unsound" investments. The lawsuit alleges SAIL's principals engaged in "malicious and fraudulent" behavior.

Messages seeking comment from SAIL officials weren't immediately returned Wednesday.

The suit seeks financial restitution and punitive damages but didn't specify amounts.

Cher, whose performing career stretches back to the mid-1960s, last toured as a singer in 2014.