Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin has called one-time member Kaya Jones’s “prostitution ring” allegations “ridiculous lies”.
Jones took to Twitter last week to allege that the members of her former girl group were a part of a “prostitution ring”.
Antin spoke to news outlet The Blast and called the allegations “disgusting, ridiculous lies”, and said Jones, who was in the group from 2003-2005, is “clearly looking for her 15 minutes”, reports eonline.com.
The outlet also reports that the choreographer claims that Jones was never an official member of the group.
On Friday, Jones tweeted about her departure from the group: “I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh and we happened to sing and be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $ (dollars).”
“How bad was it? People ask bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates and a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1.”
Jones also called out the group’s “den mother” but did not take names.
The singer wrote: “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.”
Twitter followers immediately alleged that Jones was talking about G R L singer Simone Battle, who committed suicide in September of 2014. There has been no confirmation that Jones was speaking about Battle.
Jones wrote: “To be a part of the team, you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say. If you don’t they 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. Correct. Victimizing the victim again.”
The Blast also reports that Antin responded to these comments, saying that Jones’s bringing up Battle was “nasty” and that a lawyer for the group had been contacted about possibly pursuing legal action.
Asia Nitollano, who was briefly in the group in 2007, tweeted: “Who is Kaya Jones? She was not a part of The Pussycat Dolls the recording group so I do not know her. If she was in the Vegas show then I know nothing about that nor have I ever heard such a thing.”
“But judging from Google, she looks like she just wants her 15 minutes of fame.”