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After blowback over ‘prostitution ring’ charge, Pussycat Dolls singer doubles down with real shocker

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Former Pussycat Dolls member Kaya Jones doubled down on her allegations that the band was like a “prostitution ring.”

Jones defended her remarks and detailed the sexual abuse and harassment she alleges she went through when she was in the all-girl band.

In the wake of the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Jones unloaded on the elites in Hollywood who wronged women in the entertainment industry, like herself, accusing executives in charge of the Pussycat Dolls of blackmailing the members for sex.

Robin Antin, the founder of the band, fired back at Jones, calling her allegations “disgusting, ridiculous lies.” Antin also said Jones, who was with the band from 2003 to 2005 before the release of their debut album, was a Pussycat Dolls reject “clearly looking for her 15 minutes.”

But Jones was not intimidated and believes other members of the band and sister acts will come forward in the coming days to corroborate her accusations.

“As just one example, a record executive asked me to get into his car and I accepted. We were in Las Vegas and we were all racing to get to the airport to take us back to LA after the show,’ Jones told Daily Mail. “It was just a 10-minute ride. I remember getting in the back seat of the limo with him and within seconds he jumped on me. I literally had to fight him off all the way to the airport.”

That executive was in his 50’s at the time, Jones recalled. She was only 19 or 20.

“Like most of the girls in the band, I didn’t drive,” she said. “I would regularly have a car service take me to an event.”

Jones noted she “lost count of the number of times my car didn’t turn up at the end to take me home.”

“‘Oh, so-and-so will give you a ride home,’ I was always told,” she said. “If I accepted, the same thing would happen again. How many times does a girl hoping to make it big have to push an older man off her?”

The 33 year-old singer recalled an encounter with a young fan that changed her life course.

“We were in Vegas and she was with her mother and her older sister and she looked at me and said with awe: ‘You’re a Pussycat Doll.’ She had me with those words. It was like I was Wonder Woman in her eyes,” Jones told Daily Mail. “I stopped and thought to myself: What are you doing? This girl wants to be me. If she succeeds she will have to cope with sexual predators and verbal and mental abuse, she’ll suffer from eating disorders, she’ll consider suicide.”

Jones realized then that she had to make a choice.

“I just thought I can’t do it anymore. And I have absolutely no regrets at turning my back on the Pussycat Dolls,” she said.

Jones has been very vocal on social media, not backing down from her mission to out pull back the curtain on the not-so-secret dark side of the entertainment industry.

“I wouldn’t have come out with this now if it wasn’t for the fact I could have lost my life in Vegas two weeks ago,” she told Daily Mail, referring to her appearance at the Route 91 Harvest Music festival in Las Vegas when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert goers, killing over 50 people.

“I read that the Pussycat Dolls are planning a reunion. That would mean more girls being abused just the way we were. Why wouldn’t it happen again? — it’s all the same people involved,” she said, explaining why, in the wake of the Weinstein revelations, she had to speak out. “After all that I couldn’t be quiet, I couldn’t just shrug it off any longer or I would be complicit.”

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