British boy band sensation One Direction are being sued for one million dollars by an American band who claim that they have had the same name ever since 2009.
The US. One Direction have nowhere near the fan base or the fame of the British version, however they claim that they were formed long before the X-Factor season where the British boy band was formed.
The British One Direction have enjoyed huge success both in the UK and US, where they became the first British act ever to reach number one in the album charts with their debut release.
The American One Direction, led by singer and pianist Sean O’Leary, have mainly made their living from playing shows at local fairs and bars.