The lawyer called Robin Antin's claims "ludicrous and false."
UPDATE 9/7/2021 at 6:20AM
Nicole Scherzinger's lawyer is calling out The Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin after she sued the singer over a planned reunion of the girl group.
The attorney, Howard King, called Antin's claims -- which include Scherzinger refusing to participate in the tour unless she gets majority cut and creative control -- "ludicrous and false," per People.
King added that they "are a desperate attempt to divert blame for her own failures by trying to impose obligations on Nicole that simply do not exist."
Antin's suit also claims Live Nation is demanding $600,000 that it originally invested, which King said is not Scherzinger’s responsibility.
"Robin will fail in her efforts to trade on Nicole's hard-earned success to pull herself out of a deep financial hole she has created by her own poor business and professional decisions," he said. "Prior to Nicole's involvement, trading on Nicole's name without her consent, Robin borrowed (and spent) $600,000 from Live Nation that she won't or can't repay. Nicole has invested her own funds in excess of $150,000 in support of a potential PCD reunion that has now been made impossible by Robin's actions (including the public release of the group members' confidential financial information)."
"Nicole loves and respects the PCD fans and hopes to one day be back on stage performing the group's amazing hits for them," King concluded. "Sadly, this will not happen under these circumstances."
ORIGINAL STORY 9/4/2021 at 9:52AM
Nicole Scherzinger is being sued by The Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin over a planned reunion tour.
The lead singer of the girl group reportedly refuses to participate in the tour unless she is given a majority share of the take and final decision-making authority, according to the lawsuit.
Antin alleges that Pussycat Dolls Worldwide and Scherzinger came to an agreement on the tour in 2019, with Scherzinger signing on for 49 percent under a Memorandum of Understanding. After the tour was put on hold due to the pandemic, Scherzinger now "refuses to participate" in it, per court documents.
TooFab has reached out to Scherzinger for comment.
In 1995, Antin founded The Pussycat Dolls as a burlesque group. The members -- including Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Melody Thornton -- became a musical act in 2003 and took over the charts with such hits as "Don't Cha" and "Buttons."
After disbanding in 2010, the group came together for a new single called "React" in late 2019 and performed it on the season finale of "The X Factor: Celebrity."