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Thursday, August 3, 2023

Former Dancers Sue Lizzo For Alleged Weight Shaming And Sexual Harassment

It was recently revealed that three former dancers have filed a case in court against Lizzo for allegedly being weight shamed and sexually harassed. 

The Truth Hurts hitmaker, as well as her production company, have both been named in the suit for weight shaming, sexual harassment, and creating a toxic and hostile environment to work in.

The three former dancers took to filing this case at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The details of which were released by the law firm of the plaintiffs. 

In the case, the ex-dancers took to accusing the 35-year-old singer, as well as Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc, which is her production company. The third person to be sued in the case was Shirlene Quigley, the captain of the dance team run by Lizzo.

The dancers, namely Crystal Williams, Noelle Rodriguez, and Arianna Davis, they were very excited when they started working with the star back in 2021. 

However, things soon took a turn for the worse, when they started to experience religious, racial, and sexual harassment.

The dancers claim that they were made to suffer through assault, false imprisonment, and even disability discrimination.

According to the reports released, various other claims were made by the trio, which included Melissa Jefferson, stage name Lizzo, touching one of the fully nude performers.

This incident of touching without consent took place while the performers and the 35-year-old were at a club in Amsterdam. In their words, the dancers said no, but were forced to be subjected to Lizzo allegedly feeling them up. 

It is a well-known fact that Lizzo speaks out for body positivity. However, the allegations have stated that she has made various comments to body shame the dancers at one point or the other.

The dancer that she victimized the most said that she recorded a meeting on account of a health condition but was berated by the star herself and fired afterward. 

Moreover, the trio has claimed that they were forced into re-auditioning for the positions they had been awarded. 

This happened because the Grammy winner had accused them of not performing as per expectations and drinking while practicing. 

The lawsuit also goes on to accuse the captain of the dancing team to try and convert the religious beliefs of the dancers.

In addition, Quigley has been claimed to have made various sexually inappropriate remarks. These include discussing sexual fantasies and masturbation, which made the dancers feel uncomfortable, to say the least. 

Williams and Davis began working at Lizzo’s production company after they competed on Watch Out For The Big Grrrrls, the star’s Amazon reality tv-show, back in 2021.

But things did not work out between them, and the dancers were later fired. On the other hand, Rodriguez took to resigning earlier in the year, cutting her time with Lizzo short.

She had originally been recruited to perform in Rumors, the video of the star’s song. 

As of now, the 35-year-old has not yet made any comment regarding the allegations.

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