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The Commodores

Sue Singer

You're 3 Times a Douchebag

8/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Commodores Sue Ex Member
The Commodores -- who famously and shockingly survived Lionel Richie's departure back in the 80s -- are now suing an ex-member ... accusing him of jacking the group's name.

According to the lawsuit ... Thomas McClary ditched the Commodores 30 years ago -- shortly after Richie did -- to pursue a solo career ... but is now performing again using the Commodores name.

The Commodores -- who still perform 30 to 50 shows a year -- claim McClary is confusing people by calling his group "The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary" -- and by singing all their old hits, including "Brick House" and "Easy."

The group claims McClary even had the gall to send a legal letter to the real Commodores -- warning them to stop trashing him by warning venues where McClary was booked to perform. 

The lawsuit wants a judge to disgorge money he made from his deception.

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1.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

This pus-filled pimple needs to be popped.

43 days ago
2.

blythe    

that is kinda effed up

43 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

Omg. If he left the group, why is he performing under their name? Regrets? Lol. Dumbass. He's clearly gonna come up losing.

43 days ago
4.

Jordan    

Who wants to Pay to see the Commodores, without Lionel Richie, without him No one Cares about the Commodores.

43 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Why doesn't he just perform with the rest of the group? Probably because he's robbing the new guys he's with.

43 days ago
6.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

43 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

I'm using a commodore 64 right now

43 days ago
8.

bart    

I hate it when these old groups go out using the groups name without the main players in the group and this group is not the same without Richie who sang and wrote the songs. You always see them advertised to play in a two bit Vegas night club.

43 days ago
9.

Sandra     

Whatever.

42 days ago
10.

Kelly    

Yeah, he can't do that. I hope they take his house.

42 days ago
11.

Numapass    

He's in the *hit...........house

42 days ago
12.

Creedmoor    

You kids really need to take a class on the difference between commas, ellipses, and dashes. Half the stuff you cut-and-paste reads like Morse code.

42 days ago
13.

Noog    

Rick James bitch

42 days ago
14.

01void    

Take the sucker to the cleaners

42 days ago
15.

artemisia    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w4Uy4BVPzQ

42 days ago
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