Lizzo has found herself in hot waters! At the moment, the Grammy-winning musician is facing a new lawsuit in which she has been accused of creating a “hostile, abusive work environment” by three of her former dancers.
As per the complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and the documents obtained by the media outlet E! News, the About Damn Time singer is getting sued for sexual harassment and creating a hostile environment by some of her ex-dancers. Continue reading further to gather more details about the lawsuit filed against Lizzo.
Lizzo gets sued by former dancers for sexual harassment and creating a hostile environment
According to the documents, Lizzo whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson is getting sued by three of her former dancers for allegedly “creating a hostile, abusive work environment and making their working conditions intolerable” in a new lawsuit.
The complaint was filed by the three dancers, Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis, and Noelle Rodriguez in the Los Angeles Superior Court on August 1, 2023. In the new lawsuit, they have alleged that they were treated badly while working with the singer. They also stated that they faced body shaming, sexual harassment, and disability discrimination.
Along with this, the three dancers are also taking Lizzo’s Big Grrrl Big Touring production company and dance captain Shirlene Quigley to the court. In the lawsuit, the performers have claimed that the dance company and the captain often talked about her Christian views while also oversharing “luridly detailed stories about her masturbatory habits and sexual fantasies, occasionally taking breaks to publicly practice her oral sex skills on bananas.”
The dancers also shed some light on an instance that took place in February where Lizzo made them feel uncomfortable. They mentioned that at one point in time, the Truth Hurts crooner made some arrangements for the dance crew to pay a visit to Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
The plaintiffs also accused the musician of “inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers” at an adult club and especially provoking Davis when she declined to do so. They also claim that Lizzo badgered one of her security guards into getting up on stage and pulling his pants down during the outing.
More details about the lawsuit filed against Lizzo
The lawsuit read, “Plaintiffs were aghast with how little regard Lizzo showed for the bodily autonomy of her employees and those around her, especially in the presence of many people whom she employed.”
Somewhere in the lawsuit, the dancers also alleged that Lizzo and her choreographer shared “thinly veiled concerns” about Davis’ weight following a show at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.
They gave her “the impression that she needed to explain her weight gain and disclose intimate personal details about her life in order to keep her job.” The lawsuit states that Davis and Williams were later fired, meanwhile, Rodriguez resigned from the job.
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