Danity Kane Splits Up After Physical Altercation
Danity Kane is calling it quits for the second time following a physical altercation while working in the studio.
According to US Weekly, Aubrey O’Day and Dawn Richard got into a physical fight while working in the studio, which prompted two of the members to announce the band’s split earlier today via Twitter. Danity Kane’s rep confirmed the news, according to US Weekly.
The all-female group had originally broke up back in 2009, though decided to give it one more shot last August, according to E! News. So far two of the artists have released statements as to what went down. Both Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex released a statement to try and explain the situation to fans.
Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day’s Statement claims that “a group member” punched her while she was talking with another associate:
“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,” O’Day wrote. “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.”
Bex decided to take the next step and actually name who threw the first punch:
“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. In reflecting on this situation, I recalled a journal entry I wrote back in April. Initially, I struggled with sharing something so transparent and personal with all of you. However, my desire to be honest with you trumps all other considerations. As you can tell, I have been avoiding saying names. However, this was my personal reaction to escalating events that led up to my overall frustrations with Dawn [Richards]….months ago.”
What was the reasoning behind the alleged punch? According to E! News, Danity Kane’s third member, Dawn Richard, has yet to make a full statement, but has offered up some explanation to defend herself. Rumor has it that O’Day and Bex were having secret meetings and were recording behind Dawn’s back. The physical altercation was reportedly a result of Dawn ambushing one of those secret meetings.
Danity Kane took to twitter to announce the break up, and fans have shown their condolences all over social media:
@danitykane Literally devastated.
— Stephen (@Stephenjarve) August 8, 2014
— тίмσţħч’ (@medic_timothy) August 8, 2014
— Paizha Grigsby (@paizha_lovesyou) August 8, 2014
[Image via Danity Kane Instagram Feed]