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The darling girls of Danity Kane have split apart again. Bands are notorious for fights and breakups and reunions, but in this case, it’s three strikes, you’re out. Originally a group of five, including Wanita Woodgett (D.Woods), Aundrea Fimbres, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex, Danity Kane first split in 2009. Two years later in May of 2013, four of the women,Aubrey, Shannon, Dawn, and Aundrea Fimbres reunited to gear the group up for a comeback. Sadly, Aundrea Fimbres soon left the group again when she became engaged in order to focus on family.
This most recent breakup was the result of a fist fight in the recording studio, according to TMZ. Apparently Dawn got word that Aubrey and Shannon had been collaborating together, recording tracks and talking Danity Kane business without her. Upon arriving at the studio and finding Aubrey and Shannon doing just that, Dawn expressed her outrage by punching Aubrey in the back of the head. In her defense, Dawn told TMZ that the stories about her are “exaggerated lies and false accusations,” however, Aubrey is taking the attach seriously enough to file a battery report against her bandmate.
Aubrey had this to say in a letter to DK fans posted by her and Shannon on the group’s Facebook page, “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. 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.”
On the subject of violence in general, Aubrey feels passionate: “An ethical and moral line has been crossed. As someone who experienced abuse in the past, I promised to never grow up putting my hands on people or ever condoning such behavior in others. It is a promise near and dear to my heart. If you have experienced it before, you already know it is not something one should compromise.”