Grammy Award winner Lizzo and her tour dance captain are being sued by three of her former dancers alleging a hostile work environment during their employment on her Special Tour this year.
From the New York Times:
The lawsuit, a copy of which was provided to The New York Times by the plaintiffs’ law firm, said the dancers had been “exposed to an overtly sexual atmosphere that permeated their workplace,” which included “outings where nudity and sexuality were a focal point,” it said. The suit was first reported by NBC.
The defendants include Lizzo, using her full name Melissa Jefferson instead of her stage name; her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc.; and Shirlene Quigley, the tour’s dance captain. It does not specify whether the singer was aware of the plaintiffs’ allegations linked to Ms. Quigley.
The suit alleges that Lizzo was involved in several episodes that lawyers for the three dancers said amounted to sexual harassment and weight shaming, among other allegations.
Read the full report here.
Three of Lizzo’s former dancers filed a lawsuit against her on Tuesday, accusing the singer and the captain of her dance team of creating a hostile work environment while performing concerts on her Special Tour this year.https://t.co/2JegEvl8dT
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