Danity Kane is splitting up just one year after they reunited! Aubrey O’Day says that she was punched, and Shannon Bex implies that it was Dawn Richard who launched the attack! Read the shocking statements here.
Forget a catfight, how about an all-out in-studio brawl? Danity Kane members Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard are ending their famous group just one year after they reunited following an in-studio brawl on August 4. Details below!
Danity Kane Breaks Up — Group Splits After Punches Thrown In Studio
Aubrey, 30, claims that a member of her group “punched” her in the back of the head during a business meeting and says she doesn’t condone violence and has chosen to leave the group.
“During a recent group meeting, a business conversation took a turn for the worst [sic] when my group member punched me in the back of my head while I was speaking to another associate,” Aubrey writes on danitykane.org. “To be clear, she was not physically engaged or threatened prior to her attack on me.”
She goes on, writing that she filed a police report and reiterates the same information to police about the vicious attack. In a somber tone, she continues writing, saying she “cannot condone or excuse any form of physical violence, particularly at the hands of someone I considered family.”
Shannon Bex Speaks Out
Aubrey isn’t the only one talking about the incident. So is Shannon, 34, who claims to have witnessed the attack on Aubrey.
“I did not witness a shouting match, a catfight or a brawl. I witnessed a single direct punch,” she writes on the group’s official site.
Shannon explains the situation further, citing previous problems and her frustrations with Dawn. She claims the group has had issues for months and refers to one of her earlier entries from April, 2014.
“It’s exhausting to chase your mind to understand your heart. For so long I’ve looked at you and your strengths trying to find any excuse for you in my head to put you back where I used to hold you. But time and again you prove me wrong to myself. Now I’m looking out for me I’ve learned that from you. But I pray my heart stays pliable and is still moved by honest humanity. May the ability to love not escape from my chest.”
What Does Dawn Richard Have To Say?
Dawn’s not writing, but she is talking! Dawn, 31, spoke to TMZ who broke the news on their split on Aug. 8, telling the website that the allegations are “exaggerated lies and false accusations.”
TMZ’s sources reveal that Aubrey and Shannon were having secret business meetings without Dawn’s knowledge and even recording tracks without Dawn on them. Pretty serious accusations, but violence is never the answer!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was Dawn’s attack warranted or totally out of line? Are you sorry to hear that Danity Kane has split once again? Let us know.
— Eric Ray