Kaya Jones, The Pussycat Dolls

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UPDATE: Shortly after Kaya Jones' Twitter accusations made headlines, Robin Antin spoke out against the former band member, vehemently denying her allegations and branding them "disgusting, ridiculous lies." She further noted that Jones, who was part of the band from 2003-2005 but who, according to some reports, was never an official Pussycat Doll and instead only involved on a trial basis, was "clearly looking for her 15 minutes." As for Jones' seeming reference to late band member Simone Battle's suicide, Antin also branded those comments as "nasty" and deeply damaging both to Battle's family and fans.

A rep for the Pussycat Dolls also later slammed Jones' comments.

"The Pussycat Dolls has always and will always stand for female empowerment and sisterhood. 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," they released in a statement. 

"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," the statement said. "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."

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Kaya Jones, a former member of the hit-making Pussycat Dolls, has taken to Twitter to allege that the members of her girl group were a part of a "prostitution ring."

"My truth. I wasn't in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $," she began by writing to her fans.

"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."

MTV Video Music Awards 2006, The Pussycat Dolls

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Jones also called out the "den mother" of the group without naming names, writing, "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 continued, "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 former member of the Pussycat Dolls added, "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."

On Sunday, she tweeted, "Robin & the record label made all the money. We as Pussycat Dolls were paid $500 a week. While we were being abused & used. Fact!"

At present time, neither a rep for the Pussycat Dolls not Nicole Scherzinger have commented on Jones' tweets.

Asia Nitollano, who was briefly in the Pussycat Dolls in 2007, took to Twitter to write, "Who is Kaya Jones? Lol She was not apart 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."

She continued, "Judging from google she looks like she just wants her 15min of fame. (Side note... it says she's a Trump supporter... but yet she's Canadian, which means her vote doesn't count!!!! ) Same with this comment about The Pussycat Dolls; she wasn't in the group so her opinion doesn't count!!!!"

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