After one year of reuniting girl group Danity Kane is calling it quits. A recent fight in the studio between members Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day, and Shannon Bex ended in a physical altercation. Richard allegedly punched O’day in the head. O’day filled a battery report, the police are now investigating.
Sources claim that the fight was a result of O’day and Bex recording music, and meeting without Richard. Richard walked into the studio and caught the ladies discussing business, which eventually lead to the physical altercation.
Bex and O’day decided to break their silence by releasing a statement on the group’s official website.
Bex explained the situation by saying:
“I did not witness a shouting match, a catfight or a brawl. I witnessed a single direct punch. In the first chapter of Danity Kane, I did my best to be the glue that held us together. Assuming the role of the “quiet one,” I tried to keep my opinions to myself and worked behind the scenes to balance our strong personalities for the good of the Danity Kane name. Unquestionably, there were amazing times and truly genuine moments. Please do not believe anything different. Those honest moments kept me motivated through the battles. That being said, people eventually made choices I could not control.”
O’day explained the situation by saying:
“During a recent group meeting, a business conversation took a turn for the worst when my group member punched me in the back of my head while I was speaking to another associate. To be clear, she was not physically engaged or threatened prior to her attack on me. This is the same information I provided the police, and witnesses also corroborate this account of the incident. I cannot condone or excuse any form of physical violence, particularly at the hands of someone I considered family. Disagreements happen. But a war of words and ideas should never end in physical aggression.”
Although Richard didn’t release a statement via the official Danity Kane website she took to twitter to defend herself.
“Extremely sorry to the fans, you don’t deserve this. You’re worth more.”
“And even still I Was working with both teams to still release the album when this story was leaked without anyone being consulted.”
The recent split of the Danity Kane saddens me, I was looking forward to new music. I’ve always been a fan of the group.