We were all abused': Former member of Pussycat Dolls says the band was a front for a 'prostitution ring' and the singers were 'passed around' and 'abused' by industry executives
A former member of the Pussycat Dolls has claimed that the girl group operated as a 'prostitution ring', with the members forced into sex with entertainment executives.
Kaya Jones, 33, made the explosive accusation in a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday, accusing managers and executives of taking advantage of the group she joined as a teenager in 2003.
'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 $,' Jones wrote.
'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,' she continued.
The founder of the Pussycat Dolls, Robin Antin, blasted Jones' assertions as 'disgusting, ridiculous lies'. She told The Blast that Jones is 'clearly looking for her 15 minutes'. fame.
Antin went on to claim that Jones was never even a real member of the group, and had merely been one of many trial members who did not pan out.
The accusations are also likely to outrage former members of the group, including Nicole Scherzinger.
Jones' allegations date back at least a decade, and did not name specific men who took part in the alleged abuse.