Lizzo Allegedly Faces Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Body-Shaming.
Three former dancers of pop star Lizzo have filed a lawsuit against her, citing allegations of sexual harassment. A hostile work environment as key claim in the legal action.
Former dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit on Tuesday. Accusing Lizzo and others of sexual, religious, and racial harassment, discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, accuses the dancers endured sexually denigrating behavior. And they allege being pressured into participating in disturbing sex shows between 2021 and 2023. Among the claims against Lizzo (Melissa Viviane Jefferson), Allegedly, Lizzo pressured Ms. Davis to touch the breasts of a performer in an Amsterdam nightclub, leading Ms. Davis to eventually comply out of fear for her future on the team. Reporters have approached Lizzo and the accused parties for comment. Lizzo Faces Accusations of Sexual Harassment.
Lizzo has gained fame for promoting body positivity and self-love. He is now facing accusations of weight-shaming Ms. Davis during the tour, along with dance choreographer Tanisha Scott. Ms. Davis claims that both Lizzo and Tanisha Scott questioned her commitment to the dance cast. Due to her perceived weight gain. The lawsuit suggests that these questions made Ms. Davis feel compelled. To reveal intimate personal details about her life to retain her job.
Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that the dance team’s captain, Shirlene Quigley. Imposed her Christian beliefs on performers and criticized those who engaged in premarital sex.
In addition, she faces accusations of openly discussing the virginity of one of the former dancers.
In addition, the management team of the production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. is facing racial discrimination claims.
Accusations in the lawsuit include being labeled “lazy, unprofessional, and having bad attitudes,” alleged tropes used to disparage and discourage black women, with differential treatment compared to other dancers.
The plaintiffs claim that Lizzo’s European tour resulted in unfair pay for them, receiving only 25% compensatory pay while not performing, whereas others received 50%, and they were also restricted from working on other projects. Ms. Davis and Ms. Williams met Lizzo while preparing for a reality TV show, and Ms. Rodriguez joined later for a music video. Lizzo fired Ms. Davis and Ms. Williams, and Ms. Rodriguez resigned due to the alleged mistreatment of her colleagues.