Friday, September 22, 2023

Lizzo Facing New Lawsuit

Last month three former dancers for pop star Lizzo filed a lawsuit accusing her of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment [click here if you missed that].

Now Lizzo is facing a similar lawsuit from her costume designer...

Lizzo is facing another lawsuit -- this time from her former wardrobe stylist, Asha Daniels.
Daniels, a professional clothing designer, designed the wardrobe for the dancers who will be on Lizzo's 2023 tour.
In court docs obtained by ET on Thursday, Daniels is alleging that the singer -- whose real name is Melissa Jefferson -- condones a sexualized, racially charged and illegal work environment. The suit alleges that Lizzo allowed her management team to express racist and fatphobic comments, mock Black women, deny workers medical care and forced Daniels to endure degrading sexual harassment.
Lizzo is not the only one being sued. Her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. (BGBT), wardrobe manager Amanda Nomura, and tour manager Carlina Gugliotta, are also named defendants.
According to the docs, Nomura allegedly reached out to Daniels in January 2023, asking her to join Lizzo's BGBT tour so she could be readily available to alter and repair clothing. She began work on the tour in mid-February 2023, when the "disappointing reality" sunk in as she was allegedly forced to work 20-hour days, often seven days a week, and frequently denied breaks, the lawsuit states.
Throughout her employment with Lizzo, the lawsuit alleges that Daniels was forced to hear "racist and fatphobic comments from Nomura," while witnessing her "mock both Lizzo and Lizzo's background dancers on multiple occasions. Nomura would allegedly imitate the dancers and Lizzo by doing an offensive stereotypical impression of a Black woman, and would also refer to Black women on the tour as 'dumb,' 'useless,' and 'fat.'"
Daniels claims she was so offended that she complained to Nomura on multiple occasions but was rebuffed.


Anonymous said...

It’s not looking too good for Lizzo. The truth is coming out

Dee said...

I believe all of it. Something about Lizzo never sat well with me since day one. I could never put my finger on it, but I always knew something was up with her. Judge the spirit by the Spirit. The Spirit in me knew.

Anonymous said...

You can sue someone for being “fatphobic” now?

The King Of The Real said...

Too much smoke. So we know the other thing happned

Anonymous said...

Where there’s smoke … there’s FIRE!!

Anonymous said...

I lik’em BIG.

Anonymous said...


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