Manager Michael J. Matthews has sued the members of the R&B act Silk for breach of contract. Also named in the action, filed Dec. 2 in District Court in Harris County, Texas, are the group's label

Manager Michael J. Matthews has sued the members of the R&B act Silk for breach of contract. Also named in the action, filed Dec. 2 in District Court in Harris County, Texas, are the group's label, Liquid 8 Records, and distributor Navarre Corp.

Matthews alleges that Silk members Gary Glenn, Timothy Cameron, Johnathon Rasboro and Jimmy Gates Jr. violated the terms of a December 2002 management agreement. He also claims the group engaged in fraudulent conduct and published "disparaging words" about him.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and a temporary restraining order.

Liquid 8 president Mike Catain says the suit "won't go very far. There's no merit [to Matthews' case]." A Navarre spokeswoman had no comment.

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