Singer Kaya Jones was a member of the girl group the Pussycat Dolls until she left in 2005. Now, she's speaking out on Twitter about how she and others in the group were forced to sleep with people in the industry. She even went as far as to call the Pussycat Dolls a "prostitution ring."
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
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
Jones said that this was the reason why she left the group as they were about to hit it big.
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
She said that she and others didn't report this as they were concerned for both their careers and for their lives. ones said that they were "all abused" and that she had been warned about the consequences of going to the authorities.
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
She specifically called out the "den mother from hell" for her treatment, and accused her of driving another girl from a different group to suicide. The Pussycat Dolls were created by Robin Antin, who also founded the group G.R.L. One of G.R.L.'s founding members, Simone Battle, committed suicide in 2014.
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
We made her a millionaire. I think it’s only fair— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
While she hasn't named names yet, Jones said that she kept a journal and detailed timeline of her abuse, and she wonders if other survivors did as well.
I wonder if any other victims kept a journal like I did? Oh yes I kept a journal ?? with timelines ....— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
This is horrific, and I'm glad she's finally coming forward about what she had to go through. Hopefully Jones and others are able to recover and their abusers will face justice.