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Monday, April 9, 2012

American Idol Chris Daughtry sued by former bandmates

American Idol season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry has been sued by his former bandmates over royalties. He is headed to court in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he will face off against three of his former bandmates in a royalties dispute.
Chris Daughtry
Bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry who joined Daughtry in his former band 'Absent Element' prior to American Idol in 2006, filed suit against the singer in Guilford County Superior Court on Thursday.
According to news reports, the three three former bandmates claim Daughtry defrauded them out of royalties from four songs, including music and lyrics, that the group had written together.

The trio's lawsuit cites "constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and other deceptive and wrongful conduct" on the part of Daughtry.
Chris Daughtry's new band - Daughtry
The singer responded to the allegations saying he was "very hurt by these false accusations."
Daughtry posted a brief statement on his official band website in response to the allegations on Friday: “I am very hurt by these false accusations. The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment.”
Chris Daughtry was a fourth-place finisher during Idol's 2006 season. His band Daughtry was formed that same year.

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