Olivia Newton-John Sues Over Grease Royalties
12/06/2006 AT 08:10 AM EST
Newton-John's attorney, John Mason, told the Associated Press that the company paid the Australian actress-singer, 58, some royalties, but failed to make other contractual payments.
The breach-of-contract suit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that, per a recent audit, Universal owes more than $1 million to Newton-John's company, ON-J Productions, Ltd.
In a statement Tuesday, Universal said, "The lawsuit is without merit and, at the appropriate time, we expect that the court will dismiss it."
Newton's John's most recent album, September's Grace and Gratitude, came after the one-year anniversary of her boyfriend Patrick McDermott's disappearance at sea.
"It's been a difficult year and this music I've been creating has really been part of my healing," she told PEOPLE. "The whole CD is a spiritual type of journey."