because she couldn't handle their grueling schedule and failed to show up for a promotional trip to Australia.Franklin's departure was officially announced by the group Monday.Knowles had no comment on the lawsuit, which is still pending.But on Sunday morning, the singer - who was booted from the band after only five months - faced another low when she was arrested for disorderly conduct in South Carolina, TMZ reported. Police told TMZ that Bowers flew the singer to Myrtle Beach where they went out 'day and night' on Saturday, enjoying cocktails.He said Franklin didn't make the group's July 13 flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, leaving the remaining three members to make radio, television and record store appearances without her. Group Forges Ahead As Trio Mathew Knowles cited the ' tour with "replacement" Supremes was cut short because of sagging ticket sales.The statement from Columbia Records referred to Beyoncé Knowles and Rowland as the group's "leaders and founding members." Mathew Knowles, who is Beyoncé's father and Rowland's legal guardian, said the other group members talked to Franklin on July 12 and she assured them she would join Destiny's Child for their trip to Australia. The manager said he also talked to Franklin about her missed appearances but that the group's lawyer officially notified her of her dismissal last week.The group's single "Bills, Bills, Bills" (Real Audio excerpt) was nominated for the Best R&B Song Grammy this year but lost to 's "No Scrubs." The group recorded its next single, "Independent Woman, Pt. The tune will be the theme song for the upcoming "Charlie's Angels" movie, and it's slotted for a September release.In March, Roberson and Luckett sued the group and Mathew Knowles, alleging that Knowles misappropriated funds.
"Destiny's Child has always been a quartet," Mathew Knowles said, praising the quality of the group as a trio.
(Also questionable: The fact that Franklin has a million dollars in her bank account, but that’s a different blog post.) And what do you know?
Nine years after being booted from the group for missing major concert dates, Franklin is .
When they all went back to Sapp's residence, Farrah was apparently intoxicated.
After hanging out with the athletes for a while, she left the apartment alone. When they found her in the yard she was 'highly intoxicated' and 'unsteady on her feet,' but she denied using drugs, according to TMZ.