Chris Daughtry is being sued by three of his former Absent Element bandmates. Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford, and Mark Perry say the former American Idol alum defrauded them out of royalties they were owed for four songs they had written together prior to Chris competing on the show and forming his new band, Daughtry.
Bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry — who joined Daughtry in the band Absent Element prior to Idol, MyFox Memphis reports — filed a lawsuit on Thursday in Guilford County Superior County claiming that 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.
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.”
Wow! Do you think all three of these dudes are lying on Chris? I hope this can be resolved amicably.