The New York Post wrote up a heartwarming tale of how Berry Gordy's own son has been stiffed by Motown (technically Jobete, a subsidiary of Motown Industries). If you are capable of reading words, seeing sights and hearing sounds it's likely you've been subjected to that annoying car insurance commercial that uses the chorus "Somebody's Watching Me," the only hit from Rockwell (nee Kennedy Gordy). Well, turns out he's probably getting nothing.
He may have pocketed some of the total licensing fees for "Somebody's Watching Me" but because the song was covered and none of Rockwell's vocals are featured in the advertisements, he doesn't get any residuals. Clearly the situation is much more complicated than a single paragraph can detail but considering how notorious Gordy was for shutting artists out of future profits from their own work, it only stands to reason that his own son would suffer from these money-grubbing practices.
"No royalties for R&B royalty" [NYP]