Destiny's Child legal case settled

Two former members of Destiny's Child have settled their legal cases against the group's current members, its manager and Sony Music.

Two former members of Destiny's Child have settled their legal cases against the group's current members, its manager and Sony Music.

The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed but a lawyer for the pair says the case was settled amicably and his clients feel 'vindicated'.

LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were original members who left the group in 2000.

The case arose this year over the 2001 single "Survivor." It includes the lines: "You thought that I'd be stressed without you, but I'm chillin'. You thought I wouldn't sell without you. Sold 9 million."

Luckett and Roberson claimed the song was a violation of a previous settlement with Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, which prevented either party making any disparaging public comments.

But Beyonce Knowles, who co-wrote "Survivor" said the song was about everybody who ever discouraged the group.

Ms Luckett and Ms Roberson have already sued lead singer Beyonce Knowles, her father and group manager Mathew Knowles, original member Kelly Rowland and Sony Music for breach of contract, defamation, libel and fraud.

The two left the band over unhappiness with Mathew Knowles' control after their original manager died in 1997. Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams replaced them, and when Ms Franklin dropped out months later, the group continued to perform as a trio.

A lawyer for Luckett and Roberson says the case has been resolved amicably and that his clients were pleased with the negotiated outcome.

"They are happy at this point to put it all behind them," he said, adding: "They do feel vindicated by the course of action they took."

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