Kaya Jones took to Twitter to reveal the alleged sexual abuse she and the other band singers faced at the hands of music executives in the industry some years ago.
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,” she added.
Jones had joined the group back in 2003 when she was just a teenager. Her allegations date back at least a decade, and she did not name specific men who took part in the abuse.
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
The choreographer and founder of the Pussycat Dolls, Robin Antin, called Jones' claims “disgusting, ridiculous lies.” She told online publication The Blast that Jones is “clearly looking for her 15 minutes.”
However, Jones wrote on Twitter that the reason the abused women don’t come forward to report it is because they are threatened and told that their careers would end if they did.
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
“I hope more women & men come out & share their abuse & pain. We must shine a light on this issue in the entertainment business,” Jones’ added.
Just days ago, the massive scandal rocked Hollywood when the founder of Miramax Films, Harvey Weinstein, was accused of sexual harassment and power abuse over a period of 30 years.
Actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan came forward with claims that Weinstein had sexually harassed them after giving them film roles.