The founder of the Pussycat Dolls has slammed comments made by a former member likening the girl group to a prostitution ring.
Former band member Kaya Jones made the damning accusations on Twitter writing: “My truth. I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $.”
My truth.I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring.Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
But now Robin Antin, the woman who founded the group, has told The Blast that Kaya’s comments are “disgusting, ridiculous lies”.
“Kaya is clearly looking for her 15 minutes (of fame)”, Robin said.
Kata shocked fans with her series of Tweet, also writing that being in the group was “so bad” it forced her to “walk away from my dreams”.
How bad was it?people ask-bad enough that I walked away from my dreams,bandmates&a 13 million dollar record deal.We knew we were going to#1— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Kaya then proceeded to mention a “den mother” of the group who “mentally broke” them and even speaks of one of the girls in her girl groups committing suicide.
I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide?Tell the public how you mentally broke us— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Some on social media speculated that Kaya may have been talking about Robin Antin who was the manager of The Pussycat Dolls and another girl group G.R.L.
A member of G.R.L., Simone Battle, was found dead at her home in 2014 and it was ruled as a suicide.
Kaya has not confirmed she was talking about either of the two women.
Kaya went on to say that to be part of the Pussycat Dolls she had to “sleep with whoever they say”.
To be apart of the team you must be a team player.Meaning sleep with whoever they say.If you dont they have nothing on you to leverage— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Yes I said leverage. Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you.Correct.Victimizing the victim again— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Why don’t we report it? Because we are all abused! I personally have been warned if I tell I will ... you know end up dead or no more career— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
On Monday, the ex-member called upon the members who stayed in the group to speak out.
It’s truly sad to see barely any of Hollywood speaking up on the mistreatment of artists. Only artists are speaking up! Not any executives?🤔— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
To the dolls that stayed&artists I’ve worked with who knew&know the truth speak up! When the truth is shown be on the right side of history— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
She also hit back at those who claimed she was making it up saying “truths are usually hard to swallow. Sorry but I hard to burst the bubble”.
But the truth isn’t about the way it looks. It’s about the truth. Truths are usually hard to swallow. Sorry but I had to burst the bubble— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
Kaya did praise the "people with good hearts in the business" but said "the scum has to go".
There are still great people with good hearts in the business.Im proud to now be surrounded by them.But the scum has to go!Takeout the trash— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
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