Ex-Pussycat Doll Claims The Band Was A Prostitution Ring
As the entertainment industry continues to reel from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, an ex-Pussycat Doll has dropped another set of explosive claims against the former band.
Kaya Jones, who was a member from 2003 - 2005, Tweeted out a series of bombshells which claimed the group was a front for a prostitution ring and that she was forced to walk away as a result of the "abuse".
"I wasn't in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring," she wrote. "Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $.
"How bad was it? People ask - bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates & a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1."
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
Robin & the record label made all the money. We as Pussycat Dolls were paid $500 a week. While we were being abused & used. Fact!— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
Jones went on to allege that the girls were even forced to take drugs as part of the alleged abuse.
"To be a part of the team you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say," she slammed. "If they don't have nothing on you to leverage... Yes I said leverage.
"Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you.
"Victimising the victim again."
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
I wonder if any other victims kept a journal like I did? Oh yes I kept a journal 📓 with timelines ....— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
And that's not all; Jones soon turned her eye on Robin Antin, the band's founder, and blamed her for not just her treatment of the Pussycat Dolls but also of her next project, G.R.L.
"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."
While Jones didn't refer to Antin by name, fans immediately connected the claims to the death of G.R.L. member Simone Battle in September 2014.
Antin has since come out swinging, blasting Jones for the "disgusting ridiculous lies" and telling press that Jones is "clearly looking for her 15 minutes."
A number of other ex-Pussycat Dolls have also retaliated, whether directly or indirectly, with social media posts ranging from "#Friday13th really brought out the crazies..." to "It was a smart move! A dick move but a smart one!"
Whether or not Jones' claims can be substantiated, her timing - hot on the heels of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie levelling abuse claims against Hollywood executives - means that the world is listening.
In 2004 I told hollywood executives, 2005-2006 I told press. In 2011 I spoke up again. Hope you can hear me now Media in 2017! Way to go👍🏼— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017