Dawn Richard, of the trio Danity Kane, has finally released a statement concerning the tumultuous relationship between her and her group mates, Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex, which turned physical. According to Dawn, there was disrespect concerned and she wasn’t for it.
She released the following statement on her Facebook page:
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. I continued to work with both parties to try to release the album even when the original story was leaked without anyone being consulted. I have been unable to release my statement via Danity Kane social media because my access to all Danity Kane social media pages has been blocked by DK members. This forces me to make my statement on my personal 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.
It seems releasing it from her personal social media pages was the only option as her access to Danity Kane’s social media handles was restricted. She also linked a TMZ story detailing speculations of Aubrey and Shannon conducting business meetings and completing music behind her back, which was the cause of the initial argument.
It’s been reported Aubrey has filed battery charges against Dawn and the event is under police investigation.
Is this karma coming back tenfold? Wasn’t Dawn considered to be one of the main reasons Danity Kane broke up the first time? It wasn’t hard to tell during Making The Band that Diddy was quite fond of her and it was ironic she ended up in a group with him shortly thereafter following their disbandment.
It’s sad that girl groups and boy bands never seem to last. I’m hoping they can come back for this and show the world GIRL POWER is real.