Danity Kane breaks up for the second time. Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex have released official statements regarding the group disbandment. The announcement is released following recent reports about Aubrey and Dawn Richard being involved in a physical fight during which Dawn slugged Aubrey in the head.
Aubrey writes, "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."
Without mentioning who was the person who punched her in the head, Aubrey continues, "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."
Meanwhile, Shannon writes, "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," she adds, "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... .months ago."
Dawn has not released official statement like the two other members but she did make comments on the issue via Twitter. On August 8, she retweeted TMZ news which claimed that Dawn discovered Aubrey and Shannon were secretly meeting and recording tracks behind her back. After knowing about it, Dawn could not hold her anger and ended up punching Aubrey in the head.
Dawn then tweeted, "And even still I Was working with both teams to still release the album when this story was leaked without anyone being consulted." She continued with another tweet which said, "Extremely sorry to the fans. You don't deserve this. You're worth more."
Meanwhile, former member of Danity Kane who departed from the group in May, Aundrea Fimbres, posted on the same day a cryptic Instagram picture of a quote which read, "Don't believe everything you hear. Real eyes. Realize, real lies."