A lawsuit from the choreographer who founded the popular girls' group alleges that Scherzinger is bailing on a relaunch unless given majority ownership and complete creative control.
Nicole Scherzinger agreed to a reunion of The Pussycat Dolls, the big girl group musical act of the early 2000s. Then, COVID-19 hit. Now, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday (Sept. 3) in Los Angeles Superior Court, she’s threatening to walk away from the big tour unless she’s given a majority share and complete creative control in relaunching the group.
The complaint comes from Robin Antin, who founded The Pussycat Dolls and then brought this dance/singing troupe into the mainstream upon a tip from Jimmy Iovine. The suit will determine the group’s future as its target is Scherzinger, undoubtedly the biggest breakout from The Pussycat Dolls and a prominent face on various music-themed competition shows (X-Factor, Dancing with the Stars, Masked Singer). She’s also branched into TV and film work (Moana, Dirty Dancing).
Antin, represented by notable attorney Richard Busch, alleges that near the end of 2019 that she and Scherzinger came to a deal for a reunion tour and new Pussycat Dolls business venture. Scherzinger would get 49%, under a short-form agreement she’s characterizing as a Memorandum of Understanding.