Kaya Jones, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, claims the group was a prostitution ring for Hollywood’s elite. She alleges that the members were sexually and mentally abused, drugged up, underpaid, and owned by others.
Kaya Jones — a former member of the Pussycat Dolls from 2003-2005 — claims the group was sexually abused, which is one of the reasons she had to leave the fame and “$13 million record deal.” In a series of critical tweets over the weekend, Jones alleged that the group’s members were a “prostitution ring… Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $,” she wrote. “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,” Jones continued.
Her tweets went on to allege that the girls were “used” as “leverage,” for inappropriate behavior. “To be a part of the team you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say,” Jones claimed. “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.”
Jones also shed light on the “den mother from hell,” of the group. However, she didn’t name exactly who that was. “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.” Fans immediately alleged that Jones was referring to G.R.L. singer, Simone Battle, who committed suicide in Sept. 2014. Nonetheless, Jones did not confirm who her comments were about.
She went on to claim that she has allegedly been “warned” that if she talked she would end up dead or with no career in Hollywood. “That’s why I have so much respect for our military. I’ve been through way. But my scars you can’t see. At least real war is honest. Why don’t we report it? Because we were all abused! I personally have been warned if I tell I will…you know end up dead or no more career.”
Jones also added: “Robin [Antin] & the record label made all the money. We as Pussycat Dolls were paid $500 a week. While we were being abused & used. Fact!” Robin Antin, mentioned in Jones’ tweet, is the found of the Pussycat dolls.; And, she has since responded to the claims. Antin called the allegations “disgusting ridiculous lies, when she spoke to The Blast, adding that Jones is “clearly looking for her 15 minutes.” The site also reports that a legal letter is being drafted on Antin’s behalf to fight the claims. Antin was shocked over Jones’ claims because she said Jones was just on a trial and never an official member of the Pussycat Dolls. Antin went on to claim that Jones — who was with the group from 2003-2005 — was just one of the many girls who auditioned for the group through the years. However, she never became a permanent member.
And, Antin wasn’t the only one who spoke out against Jones and her claims. Asia Nitollano, who was in the Pussycat Dolls in 2007, took to Twitter to slam the allegations. “Who is Kaya Jones? Lol She was not apart of The Pussycat Dolls the recording group so I do not know her,” Nitollano wrote. “If she was in the Vegas show then I know nothing about that nor have I ever heard such a thing.”