The Pussycat Dolls have issued a joint statement denying allegations that the pop group was a “prostitution ring”. Kaya Jones  who left the band before they get famous  claimed that she and other members were regularly subjected to sexual abuse. “We are all abused,” she said  , claiming the group were made to “sleep to whoever they say”. The band of  Nicole Scherzinger, told that “were not aware of Kaya’s experiences” and offered her support. However they decidedly denied that the remaining members had been abused.  “We can not stand behind false allegations towards other group members complicity in activities that simply did not take place,”.

“To liken our professional roles in The Pussycat Dolls to a prostitution circle not only undermines everything we have work hard to achieve for all those years but also takes the spotlight off the millions of victims who are talking up and being heard loud and clear around the world,” the statement continued. “We stand in solidarity with all women who have bravely spoken publicly of their horrific experiences of abuse, irritation  and exploitation.”


In their wording The Pussycat Dolls told: “While we were not aware of Kaya’s experiences that allegedly took place during her short time working with us, before the group signed a recording contract, we can firmly testify that we were not privy to any misconduct taking place around us.If Kaya experienced something we are unaware of then we fully encourage her to get the help she needs and are here to support her.”

‘Don’t discredit the victim’

The Pussycat Dolls were founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995 as a variety show dance troupe. Their shows attracted a huge following in Hollywood, with stars like Britney Spears, Pink and Brittany Murphy joining them on stage. In 2003  Antin decided to reinvent the troupe as a pop group, and held open auditions to find new singers and dancers. Kaya Jones joined the band at this point, but had left by the time they released their debut single, Don’t Cha, in 2005 and does not appear on any of their recorded output.

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