The Pussycat Dolls made fans ‘React’ with excitement when they announced their comeback.
And the wheels began spinning for an arena tour.
However, the entire reunion is now hanging in jeopardy due to what is shaping up to be a major legal showdown.
Full story below…
This past week, PCD’s founder Robin Antin filed a lawsuit against the star for alleging refusing to participate in the group’s arena trek.
But Scherzinger, by way of her attorney, has hit back in a blazing way.
Per PEOPLE, her lawyer Howard King has deemed Antin’s claims “ludicrous and false,” and asserts that they “are a desperate attempt to divert blame for her own failures by trying to impose obligations on Nicole that simply do not exist.”
In Antin’s filing, she alleges Scherzinger is demanding a renegotiation of the 2019 “agreement” about the group’s umbrella company Pussycat Dolls Worldwide and the tour.
The choreographer, who also founded the Dolls in 1995 when it was first a burlesque act, alleges that Scherzinger is demanding 75% of PCD Worldwide (after initially agreeing to 49%) as well as “complete creative control” and “final decision-making authority.”
Without the alleged demands being met, Antin is saying that Scherzinger won’t participate in the tour – with the intimation being that the latter is holding up the train for better terms.
Complicating matters the more is Antin’s claim that she used her network to procure a deal with a leading investor that saw $600,000 advance being paid out. A sum she says the media juggernaut is asking for – given that the tour is now in doubt.
Per her filing, she’s laying that burden at Scherzinger’s feet.
Scherzinger is telling an altogether different story.
Her attorney says in a blazing statement:
“Robin will fail in her efforts to trade on Nicole’s hard-earned success to pull herself out of a deep financial hole she has created by her own poor business and professional decisions.
Prior to Nicole’s involvement, trading on Nicole’s name without her consent, Robin borrowed (and spent) $600,000 from Live Nation that she won’t or can’t repay. Nicole has invested her own funds in excess of $150,000 in support of a potential PCD reunion that has now been made impossible by Robin’s actions (including the public release of the group members’ confidential financial information).
Nicole loves and respects the PCD fans and hopes to one day be back on stage performing the group’s amazing hits for them. Sadly, this will not happen under these circumstances.”
The future of the reunited ensemble remains uncertain.
As of writing, the Pussycat Dolls is comprised of Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, and Carmit Bacha. Member Melody Thornton opted to not return for the reunion.
It’s anyone’s guess where this is heading, but we’ll keep blasting this bop regardless: