Musician Kaya Jones, a former member of pop group the Pussycat Dolls, has alleged via Twitter that the group was repeatedly abused and victimised by its management.

In a string of tweets, Jones says that the group was “a prostitute ring“, and that she was told to “sleep with anyone” her handlers told her to. She also alleged that management tried to get group members hooked on drugs, in order to use their addiction as leverage.

The tweets come in the wake of dozens of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who’s accused of perpetuating decades of sexual harassment, abuse and assault towards the women he worked with.

Jones appears to be alleging that the toxic culture of intimidation and entitlement extends all throughout the entertainment industry, not just film.

Jones also referenced the “den mother from hell“, who she says drove a member of another girl group to suicide. While other Twitter users have connected this allegation to G.R.L. member Simone Battle, who died by suicide in 2014, Jones has not confirmed the connection. Both the Pussycat Dolls and G.R.L. were founded by choreographer Robin Antin.

Jones joined the Pussycat Dolls in 2003 and left in 2005. No-one from the group or their management has responded to the allegations at this time.

Source: E Online
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