Chris Daughtry might be in a little bit of trouble this Easter Sunday. He is being sued by former bandmates who claim he robbed them of royalties. His former bandmates are from his old band; ‘Absent Element’ and they have filed a lawsuit at the Guilford County Superior County Court in North Carolina on Thursday.
All three of his former bandmates are in on the lawsuit. Bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry. The lawsuit accuses Daughtry of ‘constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and other deceptive and wrongful conduct,’ over songs from his 2006 debut album. The band claims that they co-wrote the song, ‘Home’ and that they also had a part in his songs, ‘Breakdown, Conviction, and Sinking’.
Daughtry has posted the following statement on his website,
“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.”
This news has shocked Daughtry fans all over the world and some are little confused by this news. Some believe there might be some truth to the allegations, while others are standing by Daughtry. One fan said, “I am having a difficult time believing that someone would stand in front of thousands of people and recount the story of how Home was written. There was no mention of anyone collaborating on that song with Chris and I believe him!”
But will the court believe him? We’ll find out soon enough….stay tuned.