"To liken our professional roles in The Pussycat Dolls to a prostitution ring ... takes the spotlight off the millions of victims who are speaking up," the statement reads.
Following Jones' recent allegations that the Nicole Scherzinger-led ensemble required her "sleep with whoever they say" to be "a team player," the remaining members of the group told TooFab in a statement Wednesday that her claims are entirely false.
The statement reads:
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.
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. 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.
Since its inception, The Pussycat Dolls and founder Robin Antin have supported and empowered women from all walks of life to flourish in their careers. Should any member or associate allude to any form of abuse or harassment whatsoever, it will be taken very seriously and investigated.
We truly wish Kaya the best and hope she gets the help she deserves.
The statement comes just three days after PCD founder Robin Antin also denied the allegations, saying Jones was "clearly looking for her 15 minutes" of fame with "disgusting, ridiculous lies."
Antin added she was surprised Jones thought she could speak on behalf of the troupe, considering she was never an official member of The Pussycat Dolls. According to Antin, Jones was just one of the girls who auditioned and participated in a trial run.
See Jones' allegations in her Twitter rant below.
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
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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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
That’s why I have so much respect for our military. I’ve been through war. But my scars you can’t see. At least real war is honest— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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
But the truth isn’t about the way it looks. It’s about the truth. Truths are usually hard to swallow. Sorry but I had to burst the bubble— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
There are still great people with good hearts in the business.Im proud to now be surrounded by them.But the scum has to go!Takeout the trash— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
To the dolls that stayed&artists I’ve worked with who knew&know the truth speak up! When the truth is shown be on the right side of history— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
To anyone thinking I’ve made this up, why would I want to have a target on my back/claim to have been used & abused?Not exactly a good look— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
Wow for a second I swore you were talking about Robin,Ron & Jimmy https://t.co/DYTk6wxhCA— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
Robin & the record label made all the money. We as Pussycat Dolls were paid $500 a week. While we were being abused & used. Fact!— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
I finally feel the weight I’ve held in my heart lifted & mending. It’s been hard to hold lies in for people who broke me. No more— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
I hope more women & men come out & share their abuse & pain. We must shine a light on this issue in the entertainment business— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
Abuse is abuse. Doesn’t matter if it’s mental,physical or emotional 💔 music 🎶 industry needs a cleansing— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
It’s truly sad to see barely any of Hollywood speaking up on the mistreatment of artists. Only artists are speaking up! Not any executives?🤔— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
I love how predators enjoy playing the victim. Pathetic— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 16, 2017
It’s best to not get defensive & attack when you’re guilty. Sorry your house of cards is done. Everyone will soon know the truth ....— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 16, 2017
I just want to say to all of you the fans my family I love you & thank you for your words of kindness & support ❤️🙏🏼 God bless you all 😘— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 16, 2017