- Three of Lizzo’s former dancers have filed a lawsuit in opposition to the pop star.
- The dancers allege Lizzo body-shamed them and took them to sexually specific exhibits.
- One dancer additionally accused Lizzo’s safety group of holding her in opposition to her will after being fired.
Three of Lizzo’s former dancers have accused the pop famous person and her group of body-shaming them, sexual harassment, and — in a single case — holding one of many dancers in opposition to her will, based on a brand new lawsuit.
The dancers — Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez — filed the lawsuit in opposition to Lizzo, her manufacturing firm Large Grrrl Large Touring Inc, and a member of Lizzo’s dance group in California superior court docket on Tuesday.
An lawyer for Lizzo and her consultant did not instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark. No lawyer was listed for the dance group member and she or he did not instantly reply to a request for touch upon social media.
Davis and Williams started working with Lizzo in 2021 whereas on the star’s actuality TV present, “Watch Out for the Large Grrrls,” a contest for dancers to affix Lizzo’s dwell performances, based on their legal professionals.
The plaintiffs allege within the swimsuit that Lizzo sexually harassed the dancers throughout an evening out at a nude membership in Amsterdam in February.
Whereas on the membership, Lizzo “started inviting forged members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and consuming bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas,” the lawsuit alleges.
At one level within the night time, Lizzo began a gaggle chant calling out Davis and “pressuring” her to the touch the breasts of one of many performers, even after Davis declined a number of occasions, the swimsuit alleges.
Davis’ legal professionals say she was “mortified” and eventually agreed to the touch the performer to cease the chanting.
“Plaintiffs have been aghast with how little regard Lizzo confirmed for the bodily autonomy of her staff and people round her, particularly within the presence of many individuals whom she employed,” the criticism states.
The lawsuit additionally accuses Lizzo of body-shaming her workers.
After Davis had gained some weight, Lizzo and her choreographer questioned Davis’ dedication to the job, the criticism says. Davis’ legal professionals allege that their questions have been “thinly veiled considerations about [Davis’s] weight achieve, which Lizzo had beforehand referred to as consideration to.”
The lawsuit additionally says that after firing Davis in Could, Lizzo screamed at Davis and Crystal Rodriguez, cracking her knuckles and balling up her fists, making Rodriguez assume that Lizzo was about to hit her.
The lawsuit alleges Rodriguez give up on the spot, and Lizzo yelled, “Bye bitch!”
After Davis was fired, her legal professionals declare she was falsely imprisoned by Lizzo’s safety group, who locked her in a room and went by means of her cellphone to delete a recording Davis had taken of a group assembly, regardless of telling them she had already deleted it.
Williams can also be now not employed by Lizzo’s firm after she was fired in April.