Case Closed: Judge Rules In Favor Of Cindy Herron And Terry Ellis In En Vogue Name Rights Dispute

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April 1, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

Do you remember that scene from the bio flick about Motown musical act The Temptations where there were like three sets of “Temptations” touring at one time? Well, that won’t be happening with En Vogue anymore.

Last summer the ladies had a falling out, which resulted in Maxine Jones chucking the deuces to Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis, joining former group member Dawn Robinson in another version of the singing ensemble bearing the same name. Not long after, Maxine took to her Twitter page, calling Cindy and Terry “evil” and dropping the bomb that the ladies were suing her.

“Yup Terry n Cindy r evil! They took over the LLC n bank acct, forced me out, gave my gigs 2 that chick LOL, and SUING #ME!” Maxine tweeted.

“Real arrogant b*tc*es drunk with power lol! My lawyer and I look forward 2 court! We’re gonna catch it on our reality show 2 lol,” she continued.

Dawn also chimed in, assuring her girl that “justice” would be served. Screen shot 2013-04-01 at 4.08.43 PMIt seems that Dawn and Maxine didn’t get the outcome that they may have been hoping for though. A judge recently ruled that Dawn and Maxine can no longer perform or book gigs under the name En Vogue, granting use of the name exclusively to Cindy and Terry, reports TMZ.

Cindy and Terry also sued Dawn and Maxine for $1million for touring under the En Vogue name. This, however, was not honored, as the ladies could not prove that any harm was done to their LLC as a result of Dawn and Maxine’s use.

There’s a chance we’ll get to see some of the legal action, as Dawn is still in the process of filming R&B Divas: LA.

Thoughts?

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  • kierah

    I know Cindy sang lead on most of the songs, but she and Terry flat out can’t sing Never Gonna Get It without Dawn’s ” Whoa, whoa, whoa whoo!”
    Have separate dressing rooms, stay in separate hotels, take separate flights, but hit that stage together.

    You are better together than apart!

  • LilScrappy_w/his_irrelevant_az

    NONE of them are En Vogue without ALL of them being there!

  • Shay

    None of them should be allowed to use En Vogue’s name unless they are all together.

    • LilScrappy_w/his_irrelevant_az

      Lol, I just posted this same thing. I completely agree

      • Keisha Samoht

        LMAO @ ur name!!

        • LilScrappy_w/his_irrelevant_az

          Lol, Im just so ready for this show to come back on and see all these fools again. Especiall Steebie J

          • Keisha Samoht

            i know right, i have my atl shows on a set schedule. When the real housewives:atl starts, thats around a month or 2 after Love and hiphop:atl ends… so all i know is that its supposed to start soon this month… just with diamond, solja boy’s boo thang added…

            • LilScrappy_w/his_irrelevant_az

              Ok that’s good because I didn’t know when it was supposed to start. I guess I don’t mind if they add Diamond, as long as they don’t shake it up too much.

              • Keisha Samoht

                Wait a second Diamond was lil scrappy and diamond used to be together when Crime Mobb was more relevant than Scrappy ever was (it was real quick though) so… that means it will be a BIG chunk of the show this time around…
                the 22nd

                • LilScrappy_w/his_irrelevant_az

                  Yep they sure did. He cheated on Erica with her so “this” will be really interesting and I hope this brings more attention to Scrappy because him and Momma Dee are hilarious……I’m really dying that we talking about LHH on an Envogue article lol

                  • Keisha Samoht

                    u pointing that out got me dying…. oops.

                  • Keisha Samoht

                    hey they showin the 1st few episodes from last season RIGHT NOW

    • kierah

      I wonder why any of them should use the name. Weren’t they manufactured by some producers? Seems like the folks who put them together should retain the name.

  • Guestvirgo

    This is what happens when ego gets in the way of things!!! Too bad!!!

  • Gigi

    This hurts my heart. En Vogue were the Supremes of my generation. I measured every girl group that came after against their level of talent. I’ve always hoped they would more music out together. Oh well…divas.

  • you madd

    this is SUCH A SHAME… I know people have their differences and personalities and lifestyle choices will clash with any group of women. But I would be MAD as hell too!! Its OUR VOICE and OUR FACES that built this brand and have put money in all of our pockets. So how in the world can you sue me and continue to live and pay your bills off of what my voice/talent partially paid for??? All of them are parts of en vogue wasnt they?? them videos had 4 singers last time I checked…So how can you rule that someone cant use something they helped build? Its got to more egregious accusations to what they did, cus that makes not a lick of sense.

  • candgirl77

    cant wait to the new season of r and b divas premieres next month on tv one, know its gonna be juicy!!!!