March 2, 2007 11:48

O'Jays singer sues bandmates

Sammy Strain sues over royalities

O'Jays singer sues bandmates
The O'Jays singer Sammy Strain is suing his former bandmates in a dispute over royalties.

Strain is claiming that he did not receive any royalties during his 16 years with the soul group, and is seeking £7.6 million ($15million) in damages.

His lawyer Charles A Whittier said: “My client had been stabbed in the back for the love of money.”

Strain claims that other members of the band - Eddie Levert and Walter Williams - conspired to deny him his share of royalties. He is also suing R&B producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and their label Philadelphia International Records.

The O’Jays hits included ’Forever Mine’ and ’Used To Be My Girl’. During his time with the band Strain recorded 11 albums, two of which went platinum, reports BBC News.

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