Destinys Child Settle With Ex Members Oversurvivordis
Destiny's Child have settled out of court with two former members who claim they were dissed in the hit song 'Survivor.'
LeToya Luckett and Latavia Roberson, who were dismissed from the pop R&B trio two years ago, had settled part of an earlier lawsuit against the group with an agreement that precluded each party from making disparaging public remarks against the other (see 'Destiny's Child Members Dropped From Ex-Members' Lawsuit' ).
That agreement came into dispute with the 2001 release of the song 'Survivor,' which included the lines, 'You thought that I'd be stressed without you/ But I'm chillin'/ You thought that I wouldn't sell without you/ Sold 9 million.'
Luckett and Roberson claimed in March that the song was a slight upon them and filed yet again, seeking unspecified damages in a federal suit (see 'Destiny's Child Ex-Members Sue Group Over 'Survivor' Jabs' ).
The terms of the new settlement were not disclosed, but in a statement issued Wednesday the parties announced, 'The former members of Destiny's Child, LeToya Luckett and Latavia Roberson, along with Music World Entertainment, Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland and T. Michelle Williams ... have amicably resolved all of their outstanding differences. ... LeToya and Latavia are satisfied that justice has been served.'
Luckett and Roberson, featured on the group's 1998 self-titled debut and 1999's The Writing's on the Wall, originally filed suit in March 2000, five weeks after their expulsion from the group. They claimed that Destiny's Child's manager Beyoncé Knowles' father and Kelly Rowland's then-legal guardian had been involved in the decision to have them dismissed, breaching his fiduciary duties and mismanaging their careers. According to the suit, Mathew Knowles promoted his daughter's interests above those of her bandmates (see 'Destiny's Child Sued By Former Members' ). Those issues were also resolved in the settlement announced Wednesday.
For more on the drama surrounding Destiny's Child split, check out the feature 'Destiny's Child: Then And Now.'