According to The Hollywood Reporter, choreographer Robin Antin claims the singer agreed to go on a world tour with the reunited group, which included Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta, last year.
In legal documents filed on Friday in a Los Angeles Superior Court, it was claimed Antin and Scherzinger agreed on a deal in 2019 in which the singer accepted a 49 per cent cut. But the pandemic hit and the reunion was put on the backburner.
Now Antin — who has choreographed for singers such as Anastacia and Pink — alleges Scherzinger is asking for 75 per cent ownership and backing out of the tour unless she’s given complete creative control.
“Scherzinger now wants to be a 75 per cent owner with final decision-making authority, and she’s refusing to participate in the reunion tour unless she gets what she wants,” THR reported. “And now because tour dates can’t be confirmed, [tour promoters] Live Nation is said to be demanding $600,000 [approx. $805,000] that it put up.”
Scherzinger has since issued a response to Antin’s lawsuit, sharing this response via her lawyer, Howard King.
“Robin’s ludicrous and false claims are a desperate attempt to divert blame for her own failures by trying to impose obligations on Nicole that simply do not exist,” the statement read. “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.
“Prior to Nicole’s involvement, trading on Nicole’s name without her consent, Robin borrowed (and spent) $600k 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).
“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.”