The Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin's claws are out to shut down former member Kaya Jones, who claimed the once-popular girl group was a "prostitution ring," and she had to sleep with various men in order to be a member.
Antin, a 56-year-old choreographer who started the group in 1995, told The Blast Sunday that Jones is "clearly looking for her 15 minutes" of fame with "disgusting, ridiculous lies."
Antin added that she was surprised Jones thought she could speak on behalf of the troupe considering she was never an official member of The Pussycat Dolls, just one of the girls who auditioned and participated in a trial run.
The cat fight began when Jones took to Twitter this past Friday to to reveal her "truth" about the group, which was fronted by singer and current "X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger.
"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 tweeted. "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."
Although she didn't name names, Jones also scratched the group's "den mother," who is perceived to be Antin.
"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," 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."
Twitter observers seemed to think the suicide victim Jones referenced was former G.R.L. group member and "X Factor" contestant Simone Battle. Antin told the Blast she thought Jones bringing up Battle was not just "nasty," but also disrespectful to her fans, family and people who work towards suicide prevention and awareness.
TooFab reached out to Jones and other members of the girl group for comment, but so far no word back.