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.
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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.