Members of the Grammy award-winning group 112 are taking legal action against their longtime booking agent, accusing him of stealing from them, even after he was fired.
Daron Jones and Quinnes Parker filed a petition for an emergency injunction this week against former booking agent, Gregory Browning. According to the lawsuit, members had been "reasonably inquiring into Browning's accounting and fee disbursement practices" for years, and eventually fired him just one day before uncovering an allegedly fraudulent deal.
112 claims Browning booked the group to perform after a Washington Wizards game on March 2 and put $875 into the quartet's bank accounts for an (incorrect) 4-way split of the $2,000 deposit. Once it was discovered that amount would equal $500, not $875, the guys looked harder into the deal and discovered "the agreement between Browning and the Washington Wizard’s representatives was for $42,500.00 not $22,000.00."
Browning allegedly refused to let the plaintiffs see the contract and would not give the band access to his accounting books despite "repeated requests."
112 claims Browning, despite being fired, kept booking gigs on their behalf without their knowledge and as a result "...they have garnered the reputation as no-shows, thus affecting their reputation and their finances."
Things aren't good between the members of 112, and now Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is accusing Jones and Parker of splitting the band up. Scandrick apparently still works with the agent in question, and the move has torn the men apart professionally and personally.
However Jones and Parker claim the agent's actions have caused them financial harm and are demanding that the books be opened for a full audit.
The Blast reached out to Gregory Browning for comment.