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  • Chris Daughtry Sued By Former Bandmates

    Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:33:09

    Chris Daughtry is being sued by former bandmates, bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry of Absent Element. The musicians have filed a suit on in Guilford County, North Carolina, accusing the singer/guitarist of "constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, and other deceptive and wrongful conduct." Ouch. That sounds pretty bunk.

    Essentially, they claim they have been cheated out of royalties from four songs that they penned with Daughtry before he became a superstar courtesy of his stint on American Idol.

    The lawsuit claims, according to Idolator, that "all four members wrote music and lyrics for Absent Element’s songs, collaborated on the arrangement and recording of those songs, regularly consulted with each other on matters relating to the business of the band, and made partnership decisions based on majority votes."

    Daughtry took to his official website to refute the claims, posting: "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."

    Team Daughtry or Team Absent Element?

    —Katie Sheehan

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