The Sister Sledge hit "We Are Family" is beginning to sound more like "We Are Dysfunctional Family." Ex-member Kathy Sledge has been touring Australia under the name "Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge." Three of the original Sister Sledge members are also performing together and toured in Europe.
Are consumers confused? The lawsuit, filed by Sister Sledge, LLC against Kathy Sledge and numerous other defendants, includes fan generated online comments with fans wondering why the whole group isn't touring together and why Kathy Sledge is touring with back up singers and not her "sisters."
Kathy Sledge left the group twenty-five years ago. The lawsuit alleges she has repeatedly booked tour dates claiming she is the only remaining member of the group.
The US trademark registration for Sister Sledge is owned by Sister Sledge, LLC.