First The Pussycat Dolls are rumored that the girl group that broke up in 2010 might be on the verge or reuniting. Then, former member Kaya Jones claimed in a series of tweets last week that "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 $." Jones went on to add that to be part of "the team you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say."
Those explosive allegations -- which also included claims about unnamed people getting unidentified Dolls members hooked on drugs -- were fervently denied by Dolls founder Robin Antin. She vociferously pushed back at the claims on Monday (Oct. 16), calling them "disgusting, ridiculous lies," noting that Jones was never an official member and only performed with them before their 2005 debut dropped.
In a statement released on Wednesday (Oct. 18), the Dolls also refuted Jones' claims, writing:
The Pussycat Dolls has always and will always stand for female empowerment and sisterhood. We stand in solidarity with all women who have bravely spoken publicly of their horrific experiences of abuse, harassment and exploitation. However, we cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not take place.