The previous dancers that sued Lizzo are doubling down on their allegations of a hostile work atmosphere after the well-known singer tried to wave off their complaints as “outrageous” accusations.
Dancers Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis and Noelle Rodriquez insist their allegations ring true and are pushing again towards Lizzo’s response, in accordance with Folks. “We had been handled poorly. No person did something about it once we tried to talk up and advocate for ourselves. So now we’re doing it,” Williams mentioned to Folks one week after the lawsuit was filed. “I do know that my thoughts feels rather a lot clearer. There was a number of nervousness and a number of emotions of being overwhelmed as soon as our go well with was made public,” she mentioned. “However in the present day, I really feel very proud to be pursuing this with these girls.”
The bombshell allegations prompted Lizzo to launch a prolonged assertion to social media, however the dancers stay steadfast of their allegations towards the star. They cite a number of alleged employment violations, together with assault, and sexual, racial, and non secular harassment. The previous dancers additionally claimed to have endured weight shaming and false imprisonment at Lizzo’s palms, in accordance with Folks.
The regulation go well with was filed August 1, and Lizzo’s rebuttal adopted two days later.
“My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticize,” she wrote to her social media account.
She went on to say “these sensationalized tales are coming from former workers who’ve already publicly admitted that they had been advised their conduct on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional.” (RELATED: Jury Clears Kevin Spacey Of Sexual Assault)
Williams and Davis declare wrongful termination, and Rodriguez stands by her declare that she she resigned from her position to protest their firings.
The dancers mentioned they weren’t allowed to take different jobs throughout the period of their tour with Lizzo, and claimed they had been scolded by somebody on the administration staff for portraying “unacceptable and disrespectful” conduct” that they allege was grounds for termination by Lizzo.
The 2 events stay divided.