Danity Kane Breaks Up Following Altercation
Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard speak on fight and group's "broken ending."
Following an altercation in a studio between two of its members, Danity Kane has announced its breakup.
Aubrey O'Day, who was reportedly punched by Dawn Richard, says the following regarding the fight: "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 to the police, and witnesses also corroborated 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."
Shannon Bex, another member of the group was not involved in the alleged fight, says the following regarding the incident: "As for the actions that have brought us to this broken ending, I cannot speak for anyone or explain their internal struggles that prompted this heartbreaking sequence of events. All I know is what I have seen. I did not witness a shouting match, a cat fight or a brawl. I witnessed a single direct punch."
The two also close their joint letter by saying: "We may not have been able to get everyone on the same page. However, we still remain committed to the idea that talented women can come together to create something bigger than themselves. When that moment happens, true history will be made."
Dawn Richard has commented on this incident as well. Her post via Twitter is as follows:
And even still I Was working with both teams to still release the album when this story was leaked without anyone being consulted.— Dawn Richard / NEON (@DawnRichard) August 8, 2014
Extremely sorry to the fans. You don't deserve this. You're worth more.— Dawn Richard / NEON (@DawnRichard) August 8, 2014
Their joint statement is as follows: