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."
"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."