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Lizzo Faces Lawsuit: Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

August 2, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to AP News, Grammy-winning artist Lizzo faces a lawsuit from three former dancers, who claim sexual harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment by the singer and her production company.

The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that Lizzo compelled one dancer to interact with nude performers at an Amsterdam club and humiliated another dancer for her weight gain before terminating her employment.

The plaintiffs, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez have brought forth charges of sexual, religious, and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment.

In a legal complaint seeking unspecified damages, singer Lizzo, her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., and Shirlene Quigley, the captain of Lizzo’s dance team, have been named as defendants.

The complaint alleges that after a concert in Amsterdam, Lizzo and her crew went to a sexually themed show in the city’s Red Light District.

During the show, Lizzo allegedly led a chant pressuring a person named Davis to touch the breasts of a nude woman performing at the club.

“Finally, the chorus became overwhelming, and a mortified Ms. Davis acquiesced in an attempt to bring an end to the chants,” the complaint states. “Plaintiffs were aghast with how little regard Lizzo showed for the bodily autonomy of her employees and those around her, especially in the presence of many people whom she employed.”

Representatives for Lizzo didn’t respond to emails seeking comment on the lawsuit.

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