" season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry
has been sued by his former bandmates over royalties, Greensboro, N.C.'s News & Records
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.
Daughtry was a fourth place finisher during "Idol"'s 2006 season which saw NBC "Smash
" star Katharine McPhee
face off with winner Taylor Hicks
in the finale. His band Daughtry
was formed that year.
Thanks for the report to HollywoodReporter.com