Aubrey O’Day Files Police Report On Group MemberBy: Amanda Crum - August 11, 2014
Aubrey O’Day has filed a police report and released a lengthy statement to Danity Kane fans after group member Dawn Richards allegedly punched her in the back of the head during a heated argument while the band was in the studio.
The other women in the group–Shannon Bex and Aundrea Fimbres–were witnesses to the attack, which O’Day says came without provocation on her part. The singer also said in a statement posted to the group’s website that as a victim of abuse in the past, she refuses to allow it in her life in any form and was forced to file a police report on Richards, whom she says is showing no signs of being sorry.
“An ethical and moral line has been crossed. As someone who experienced abuse in the past, I promised to never grow up putting my hands on people or ever condoning such behavior in others. It is a promise near and dear to my heart. If you have experienced it before, you already know it is not something one should compromise. Over the past year of constant engagement, I tried tirelessly to sympathize with behavior I could not understand. But, I watched her behavior get darker and darker. And, I fear it will only get worse. This most recent occurrence is not just incredibly embarrassing for the members of Danity Kane. More importantly, it spits on the hard work of all those who have supported us along this journey. Sadness does not even remotely begin to describe what I feel right now. Ultimately, as a woman who has spent her entire career standing up for the underdog and right over wrong, I can no longer pretend that she is willing to do what it takes to protect the power of the Danity Kane name,” she wrote.
The group disbanded for a while only to reunite last August, and Bex and O’Day say they realize it’s difficult for fans to come to terms with yet another breakup. However, they said they feel it’s the right move.
There have been rumors around the web that Richards discovered Bex and O’Day were holding meetings without her and were secretly recording without letting her know, and that the assault took place after Richards found her groupmates in the studio together without her. Richards recently retweeted a TMZ article stating as much.
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