The dance ensemble turned hip pop group Pussycat Dolls sold over 50 million albums.
Yet former member Kaya remembers it as more of a "prostitution ring" than a girl group.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, women are using social media to detail their abuses in the entertainment and other industries. Here's Kaya story:
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— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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
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
Yes I said leverage. Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you.Correct.Victimizing the victim again— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
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
Robin & the record label made all the money. We as Pussycat Dolls were paid $500 a week. While we were being abused & used. Fact!— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
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
Robin Antin, the Pussycat Girls' founder and "den mother from hell", has denied the allegations. She told The Blast that they are "disgusting, ridiculous lies," and that Kaya is "clearly looking for her 15 minutes."
The Blast also reports that Pussycat Girls are pursuing legal options against Kaya.