Nicole Scherzinger’s Lawyer Alleges Pussycat Dolls Founder Used Singer’s Name W/o Her Consent As He Slams ‘Ludicrous’ Lawsuit Against Her
Update #1 (Sept. 7): Nicole Scherzinger’s lawyer has issued a statement on her behalf in response to the lawsuit against the singer.
Howard King said in a statement Monday (Sept. 6) that Robin Antin’s claims are “ludicrous and false”, and “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.”
“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).”
“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.”
Nicole Scherzinger, who was initially a part of The Pussycat Dolls’ reunion tour, is threatening to walk away.
According to claims from Robin Antin, a choreographer who discovered the group, Nicole Scherzinger said she won’t participate in the tour unless she’s granted a majority share of the group. The Masked Singer judge is also reportedly demanding 100 percent of the creative control, Antin alleged in documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday (Sept. 3).
Antin claimed that toward the end of 2019, she and Nicole Scherzinger reached an agreement for a Pussycat Dolls comeback. Scherzinger was to get 49 percent, as outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). While she publicly advertised the tour, COVID-19 caused it to be put on hold.
Antin said Scherzinger “now refuses to participate in the tour” and “demanded to renegotiate the terms of the MOU.”
Scherzinger reportedly now wants a 75% ownership with authority to make all final decisions and is backing out of the tour unless she’s granted these conditions.
Live Nation also wants the $600,000 that it put into the tour since tour dates can’t be solidified.
Antin is suing for contract allegations like an anticipatory breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
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