I hate this part right here… Ex-Pussycat Doll pals Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Antin have some bad blood.
Antin — who founded PCD — slapped the 43-year-old brunette beauty with a lawsuit on Friday, September 3, claiming breach of contract, reported Radar.
In documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Antin explained that the PCD company is the sole owner of all music recorded by the former girl group. The 60-year-old dancer said she negotiated a two-year deal with Scherzinger under the pretense she would relaunch the Pussycat Dolls with brand new members.
The suit claims Antin and PCD were given a promissory note in the amount of $600,000 from global entertainment company Live Nation in 2017 in “reliance that Scherzinger” would be a part of the comeback tour.
In 2019, the Moana alum reportedly agreed to perform 45 shows in exchange for 49% of profits. Antin detailed she spent time and hard-earned money on the anticipated tour and Scherzinger even briefly promoted it on her social media.
The new PCD’s tour was originally planned for May 2021 to June 2021 in Europe, but was forced to reschedule due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Antin alleged the “Wait a Minute” songstress used the Pussycat Dolls name to her advantage all “while threatening to withhold her performance on the reunion tour, for instance, by requesting access” to her signature PCD wardrobe to wear while being a judge on The Masked Singer.
The entrepreneur is claiming that Scherzinger tried to rework her contract by demanding 75% of the Pussycat Dolls revenue and have complete creative control over the tour. After Antin refused the terms, the brunette beauty backed out of the tour completely in May 2021.
Antin says all the dates of the tour were planned, but due to Scherzinger’s “extortion”, Live Nation has demanded she return the $600K. The burlesque troop founder believes the “Hush Hush” singer should pony up some dough to pay for her loss of income.