A judge has made a decision in a case involving two En Vogue Members suing two other En Vogue members over use of the group’s name. In 2012, Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron filed a lawsuit against former En Vogue group members Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson asking for exclusive use of the name En Vogue and $1 million in damages. Terry and Cindy claimed that Maxine and Dawn had illegally used the name En Vogue to tour after the group split up.
According to TMZ, a judge has recently ruled on the matter and Cindy and Terry are the victors. They own the LLC for En Vogue and hence keep the name. The judge did not however make Maxine and Dawn fork over any cash.
You might recall En Vogue’s most recent public feud last summer when Dawn took to Twitter to announce that she and Maxine were doing an En Vogue tour with two new girls. Apparently, that won’t be happening again.
The group went through several changes and break-ups over the years. Dawn left En Vogue years ago and joined forces with Raphael Saadiq and Ali Shaheed Muhammed to form the R & B super group Lucy Pearl. Dawn’s leaving En Vogue was a blessing in disguise for at least one reason and that is the creation of one of the best house party jams, Lucy Pearl’s “Dance Tonight.” Yes to that.
En Vogue was one of the most successful women singing groups of all time. They racked up numerous hits and awards in the 1990s. It’s unfortunate to see that the ladies are unable or unwilling to work together because their music was/is very special.
If you saw that En Vogue was touring and only two original members hit the stage, would you feel duped?
What’s your favorite En Vogue song?
Demetria Irwin is a New York City-based freelance writer/editor. Follow her on Twitter, @Love_Is_Dope.