The Pussycat Dolls released a statement completely denying Kaya Jones’ claims that the group was part of a prostitution ring, but showing their support for any victims of sexual assault. Read the reaction here.
“The Pussycat Dolls has and will always stand for female empowerment and sisterhood,” the girl group said in a statement, responding to Kaya Jones’ shocking allegations. “We stand in solidarity with all women who have bravely spoken publicly of their horrific experiences of abuse, harassment and exploitation. However, we cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not take place. To liken our professional roles in the Pussycat Dolls to a prostitution ring not only undermines everything we worked hard to achieve for all those years, but also takes the spotlight off the millions of victims who are speaking up and being heard loud and clear around the world.
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. Since its inception, the Pussycat Dolls and founder Robin Antin have supported and empowered women from all walks of life to flourish in their careers. Should any member or associate allude to any form of abuse or harassment whatsoever, it will be taken very seriously and investigated. We truly wish Kaya the best and hope she gets the help she deserves.”
This intense statement comes after Kaya took to Twitter to allege that she and other members of the band were sexually abused. She claimed that the women were meant to “sleep with whoever they [were told to],” and “warned” that their careers would crumble if they said anything about it.
Robin has also viciously denied Kaya’s claims, and a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that, since she’s a huge supporter of women’s empowerment, she’s “horrified” that she’s been accused of exploiting the singers. “Robin is considering her options,” our insider explained. “Part of her is loathe to add to the publicity, but at the same time, this is her career and her legacy.”
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Kaya’s claims about the prostitution ring?