Danity Kane is breaking the band.
The last time HNHH reported on Danity Kane, the group was on the verge of a brand new world tour--their first in six years. The group's return to fame, however, has come to a halt.
Now officially reported by Dawn Richards in an open letter posted to her Facebook page, the "Making The Band" group has split.
"I am sorry to everyone that this news has to come out," she writes. "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."
TMZ reports that the split occurred after Dawn discovered that the trio's other members, Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex, were recording music behind her back, resulting in a physical altercation in the studio. The report was later seemingly confirmed by O'Day in a lengthy post of her own.
"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," said O'Day. "To be clear, she was not physically engaged or [threatened] prior to her attack on me. 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."
This is not the first time Danity Kane had separated. In 2009, DK called it quits after they released their second album, Welcome to the Dollhouse.