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Nicole Scherzinger hits back at Pussycat Dolls lawsuit

By | Published on Wednesday 8 September 2021

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Nicole Scherzinger has hit out at a lawsuit filed against her by Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, saying that the accusations made are “ludicrous and false”.

Antin filed her lawsuit earlier this week, claiming that Scherzinger was refusing to take part in a previously agreed Pussycat Dolls reunion tour unless she was given 75% of the profits and “complete creative control”.

Scherzinger was already supposed to receive 49% of any profits from the run of shows, which was originally planned to take place in 2020 but was postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antin claims that it has not been possible to reschedule the shows following the most recent postponements because of Scherzinger’s “extortion”, and this has led Live Nation to demand back a $600,000 advance it paid out on the tour.

However, in a statement provided to People, Scherzinger’s attorney Howard King says that Antin’s claims are “a desperate attempt to divert blame for her own failures by trying to impose obligations on Nicole that simply do not exist”.

“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”, King goes on. “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”, he adds. “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”.

It remains to be seen how Antin responds.