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 $— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
With sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein dominating the news cycle, a number of female celebrities and artists are opening up about their own stories in order to expose the prevalence of sexual harassment and rape in the entertainment industry.
Kaya Jones, a former member of hit pop group Pussycat Dolls, has also come forward with some rather upsetting allegations about the band going as far as to call it a front for a “prostitution ring” — a claim that took the internet by storm but received admonishment from the group’s founder and choreographer, Robin Antin.
“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 [money],” Jones told her fans in a series of tweets. “How bad was it? People ask — bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my band mates & a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1.”
She also referred to the group’s leader in one of her tweets and brought up G.R.L. member Simone Battle’s tragic suicide.
“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,” she continued. “To be 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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
I think Hollywood is 10 seconds away from crumbling. Truths are finally finding the light ??in the dark. The truth shall set you free— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 9, 2017
Jones also discussed the life long affects of sexual abuse.
“The children you messed with that survived the abuse, we are adults now. Are you ready old ones to fight? Cause you all are looking mighty old,” she added. “Tried to silence us, made us stronger. Tried to drug us, but we were wide awake. Tried to blacklist us, but fans followed. We aren’t kids anymore.”
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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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?— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
She also added how Weinstein was one of many sexual predators in Hollywood, once again highlighting the magnitude of sexual assaults and harassment in the industry.
However, it is also ironic how Jones is taking a brave stand against sexual abuse of women yet continues to be a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, the man accused of assaulting and sexually harassing several women dating back to decades. He was also caught on tape bragging about molesting and groping women without their consent.
Meanwhile, Antin has called Jones’ allegations “disgusting, ridiculous lies” and claimed she was “clearly looking for her 15 minutes.”
Jones was part of the Pussycat Dolls from its beginning until 2005. She left the group some five years before it disbanded.
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