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Lizzo Speaks Out Against “False Allegations” in Lawsuit from Her Former Dancers
Thursday, Aug 3, 2023
Lizzo has broken her silence after three of her former dancers filed a lawsuit against her for sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment, body-shaming, and more. In a lengthy Instagram post, the “About Damn Time” singer said the stories in the lawsuit allegations were “sensationalized” and flat-out “false.”
“The last few days have been gut-wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing,” Lizzo wrote. “My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”
Lizzo also spoke to having high standards regarding her tour and making the “hard decisions”—adding that her former dancers’ allegations come after they publicly admitted they were told their behavior on tour was “inappropriate and unprofessional.” The dancers’ attorney Ron Zambrano responded to Lizzo via a statement to NBC News, saying her “denial of this reprehensible behavior” adds to his clients’ distress.
“The dismissive comments and utter lack of empathy are quite telling about her character and only serve to minimize the trauma she has caused the plaintiffs and other employees who have now come forward sharing their own negative experiences. While Lizzo notes it was never her intention ‘to make anyone feel uncomfortable,’ that is exactly what she did to the point of demoralizing her dancers and flagrantly violating the law,” Zambrano stated.
Lizzo’s former dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez filed the lawsuit on August 1 against defendants Lizzo, Big Grrrl Big Touring production company, and her dance captain, Shirlene Quigley.
Dish Fam, what do you think about Lizzo’s response to her former dancers’ lawsuit allegations?