Kaya Jones, former member of the girl group/dance ensemble the Pussycat Dolls has called out management for repeatedly abusing and victimising the girls, via a series of posts on Twitter.
“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 $,” her first tweet read.
“How bad was it?people ask-bad enough that I walked away from my dreams,bandmates&a 13 million dollar record deal.We knew we were going to#1.
“To be apart of the team you must be a team player.Meaning sleep with whoever they say.If you dont 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.
“Why don’t we report it? Because we are all abused! I personally have been warned if I tell I will … you know end up dead or no more career.
“Well …killing you or killing your soul what’s the difference. You do it for them.A teenagers go to jail for less. Will Hollywood?”
The posts come in the wake of a series of abuse and sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein, whose board of directors sacked him from his own company last week amidst the allegations. It has been reported that his wife has also left him.
Jones’ allegations seem to make it clear that the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon occurs across the entertainment industry, not just in Hollywood’s acting sphere.
Jones also referred to the “den mother from hell,” whom she says drove a member of another girl group to suicide. While other Twitter users have connected this allegation to G.R.L. member Simone Battle, who died in 2014, Jones has not confirmed the connection. Both groups were founded by choreographer Robin Antin.
Jones joined the Pussycat Dolls in 2003 and left in 2005.
So far nobody else from the group or their management has responded to the allegations.