Antin told that she was shocked to hear about the allegations and called them “disgusting, ridiculous lies.” She added that Jones was “clearly looking for her 15 minutes” fame.
The founder also revealed that Jones was a one-time member. She was actually just on a trial and never an official member of the group. Jones was only one of the many girls who auditioned for the group, but left in the end because she never made it into the group. That is why Antin was shocked when she heard about the “prostitution ring” news.
When asked about the suicide of former member Simone Battle, which Jones stated that Antin was to blame for, the founder said that her claim was not just “nasty,” but also unintelligible and disrespectful to everyone who worked for suicide prevention and awareness. She noted that bringing up Battle’s suicide would only hurt her family and everyone who cared about her.
Jones left the group in 2005. She told Yahoo! Singapore that the reason why she left was because it was no longer fun. Jones said, “When everyone is not on the same page. It affects the group so that I think was the worst part and I decided to leave. It was not because I wanted to be solo and I didn’t want to be in a group anymore. I left because it stopped being enjoyable, it stopped being fun.”
However, it seemed like she had a very different reason for her departure when she made the claims.
Meanwhile, former The Pussycat Dolls frontman was reported to reunite with her former bandmates for a tour. An insider told , “Talk of the girls getting back together has been rife for a few years now and they have finally found a time which works for them all.”