The lawsuit against Nicole Scherzinger was filed last week by Robin Antin, the founder of the Pussycat Dolls.
Now, Nicole’s attorneys are countering the allegations at trial and have written a strongly worded statement in response.
In the lawsuit, it is alleged that at the end of 2019, Robin and Nicole came to a deal for a reunion tour and new Pussycat Dolls business venture, and that Nicole would be charged 49% under a short-form agreement, or a memorandum of understanding. will get. .
Nicole has now “refused to participate in the tour,” Robin said in the complaint, seeking to “demanded to renegotiate the terms of the MOU” and now wants to be a 75% owner with final decision-making authority. Live Nation is now apparently demanding the $600,000 it had earmarked for the tour, as the dates have yet to be confirmed.
Nicole’s lawyer told PEOPLE that the claims are “stupid and false.” The lawyer said the lawsuit is “a desperate attempt to shift the blame on Nicole for her failures by trying to enforce obligations that simply don’t exist.”
Lawyer says Nicole is not responsible for paying Live Nation $600,000.
“Robin will fail in her efforts to trade on Nicole‘s hard-earned success to pull herself out of a deep financial hole she has created by her own poor business and professional decisions,” the lawyer said. “Prior to Nicole‘s involvement, trading on Nicole‘s name without her consent, Robin borrowed (and spent) $600,000 from Live Nation that she won’t or can’t repay. Nicole has invested her own funds in excess of $150,000 in support of a potential PCD reunion that has now been made impossible by Robin‘s actions (including the public release of the group members’ confidential financial information).”
The statement concluded, “Nicole loves and respects the PCD fans and hopes to one day be back on stage performing the group’s amazing hits for them. Sadly, this will not happen under these circumstances.”