Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

En Vogue and two of its members were sued Wednesday by a songwriter/producer who alleges the all-female R&B group breached an exclusive recording agreement with him and signed with another company.

Rene Moore and his company, Rufftown LLC, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming  as defendants En Vogue and members Cindy Herron- Bragg and Terry Ellis, as well as Pyramid Entertainment.

A representative for En Vogue could not be immediately reached for comment on the suit, which alleges breach of contract, fraud and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.

Moore, 55, who was once part of a singing duet called Rene and Angela, is seeking at least $190,000.

The suit states that Moore and En Vogue agreed in June 2010 that in consideration of the $190,000 he paid the group, he would have the rights to promote their careers and assist in publishing, marketing and touring.

But last July, the group signed a similar agreement with Pyramid Records in violation of the contract with Moore, the suit alleges.

En Vogue has won seven MTV Music Video Awards, the most of any female group.

City News Service

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