Danity Kane Announce Break Up (Again): Aubrey & Shannon Pen Open Letter, Blames Dawn Richard

Danity Kane, who reunited early last year (2013) with members Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres, and Shannon Bex, has called it quits, again.

Since reforming, there has been a ton of controversy surrounding the group, starting with former member D. Woods, who stated she learned about the reunion with the rest of the world, and she claims none of the girls ever showed her any interest in reforming.

In May (2014), member Aundrea announced that she was leaving the group to start a family, confirming that she was engaged and pregnant with her first child.

With only three members standing, it seems a recent incident has caused the group to scrap their reunion plans. Earlier this week, TMZ reported that members Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’Day got into a scuffle at a studio.

"A Danity Kane recording sesh erupted in violence Monday … and they actually needed a first aid kit. We’re told bandmates Dawn Richards and Aubrey O’Day got physical during a disagreement at an L.A. studio on Monday, resulting in Dawn slugging Aubrey in the head with a closed fist," reports TMZ. "DK’s third member, Shannon Bex, was also there and tried unsuccessfully to break up the fight."

Taking to Facebook to announce the group's demise, members Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex penned an open letter to fans, blaming Dawn Richard for the recent events.

“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,” writes O’Day. “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.”

She also adds: "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….months ago."

Shannon Bex also added her 2 cents to the long and explanatory letter.

“I entered into this journey again with sisters who understood a dynamic that nobody else could. I hoped we could honestly reflect on what we had been through and the mistakes that were made,” adds Shannon. “After this last year of trying to make this next chapter a success, I am devastated to admit that my expectations were set too high. I now must walk away feeling used and manipulated in addition to the name Danity Kane.”

A damn shame! Here's hoping the fans can get to hear the music they recorded!

For some reason, we feel like D. Woods is somewhere celebrating!

Read the full letter here.

Gary Gentles

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