SMH. It takes a cold-blooded creep to rob a blind man of his biggest honor. A “collector” has put the Grammy Stevie Wonder won for “Superstition” up for auction.
A Grammy Award presented to Stevie Wonder in 1973 is at the center of a legal battle as officials behind the prestigious prizegiving fight to keep the honour from the auction block in an upcoming pop memorabilia sale.
The blind star received the accolade for his classic hit Superstition, but it has since found its way into the hands of Gotta Have It! Collectibles owner Pete Siegel, who is planning to sell it off.
Representatives from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the body responsible for the Grammys, have taken issue with the sale and have filed suit against Siegel, accusing him of a variety of charges, including fraud, unjust enrichment and false advertising.
It is unclear how Wonder lost ownership of the honor, although reports suggest Grammy organizers are suspicious of how Siegel obtained the gong, which is among a 1,000-item lot also featuring memorabilia from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
The Grammy in question has been given a minimum starting bid of $12,000, reports the New York Post.
That Siegel guy is a total douchemonger. He tried to sell John Lennon’s application for residence in the U.S. a few years back and Uncle Sam put a stop to it because the paperwork was federal property.
This is just as terrible, hopefully the lawsuit will be successful and the Grammy will go back to it’s rightful owner… Stevie!