Danity Kane Breaks Up Again; Aubrey O’Day Says She Was Punched By Dawn RichardBy: Val Powell - August 11, 2014
Girl group Danity Kane may have finally reached the end of the road with news that the members have allegedly taken physical shots at each other. Singers Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex are the unfortunate targets of talk surrounding their split just one year after they reformed in 2013 following their first split in 2009. In a statement released on Friday, August 8, O’Day told how Richard had punched her in the back of the head while she was speaking to someone else without having previously threatened her. The incident took place supposedly after a recording session and during a Danity Kane group meeting.
Bex is corroborating O’Day’s version of the events, although she insists that only a single direct punch had occurred, and not a shouting match, catfight or brawl, as some rumors had reported. She has also said that she had been frustrated with Richard and that Danity Kane had been having issues for a while.
Richard called O’Day’s statement “exaggerated lies and false accusations.” She sent an open letter to fans on August 9 in reaction to O’Day’s allegations. Richard wrote, “I am sorry to everyone that this news has to come out. You’re worth more. Certain choices were made that I am not proud of. However, I will not be disrespected. Once again, I am sorry to the fans as this should have been handled privately not publicly.”
She went on to say that she could not reach her fans through the Danity Kane social media accounts as her access to these portals had been revoked, forcing her to release her statement on her own page. “This could have all been handled privately; however, certain parties chose to make this public before it could be rectified. I am not justifying my actions. I am saying this was all done before any changes or conversations could even be had,” she wrote.
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