April 09, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Chris Daughtry is one of the most successful singers to come out of FOX‘s American Idol, and his hit tune Home was used on the show in the past for the departing contestants. That very same song is now the center of a lawsuit that Chris Daughtry has been slapped with by some former band mates. What happened? Read on to find out!
According to legal paperwork filed in North Carolina recently, Chris Daughtry is being sued and accused of “constructive fraud, unfair trade practices, and other deceptive and wrongful conduct.” Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford, and Mark Perry were part of the band Absent Element, formed with Chris Daughtry in a church in Burlington, North Carolina before he ever hit the American Idol stage. The former band mates claim that they helped co-write Daughtry’s hit Home, as well as a few other songs from Daughtry before the band broke up in 2006.
The three band mates claim that they and Chris Daughtry had an understanding about sharing revenues from their songwriting, and that Chris had: “conducted himself in a way that reflected that understanding,” but they have not seen a dime of the money. Chris Daughtry, who has since gone on to become one of the best selling former Idol contestants (behind only Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood), claims that the accusations are completely false. Chris Daughtry wrote on his website of the lawsuit: “”I am very hurt. The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment.”
Could these former band mates simply be looking to cash in on Daughtry’s success? What do you think? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!
Visit our sister site SheKnows for more breaking news about celebrities and entertainment!
Photos courtesy: FOX
Topics: American Idol, FOX Reality TV Shows |
« 16 & Pregnant’s Ebony and Joshua Rendon Expecting Baby No. 2! | Home | Rachel Reilly Dishes On Her Crying Fits On The Amazing Race And Her Feuds With The Other Contestants »