Lizzo's Lawyers Slam New Lawsuit Accusing Singer Of Ignoring Tour Manager's Alleged 'Racist' & 'Homo
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Lizzo's Lawyers Slam New Lawsuit Accusing Singer Of Ignoring Tour Manager's Alleged 'Racist' & 'Homophobic' Abuse Towards Staff: 'A Bogus Absurd Publicity-Stunt'
More allegations have surfaced regarding pop singer Lizzo
A new lawsuit reportedly accuses the musician of failing to protect employees from abuse, her legal team, however, says the whole thing is "bogus."
Speaking out against the newest lawsuit filed against Lizzo
, real name Melissa Jefferson
, 35, her lawyer reportedly stated:
"As Lizzo receives a Humanitarian Award...from the Black Music Action Coalition for the incredible charitable work she has done to lift up all people, an ambulance-chasing lawyer tries to sully this honor by recruiting someone to file a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit who, wait for it, never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo."
"We will pay this as much attention as it deserves. None."
The statement was in response to Asha Daniels' - a former employee of Lizzo's - recent lawsuit filed against the Grammy winner. In the suit, Daniels says she was hired to work in wardrobe this year for Lizzo's tour and endured inhumane work hours and racist and homophobic slander from one of the singer's team members. Daniels alleges she was sometimes forced to work 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. days and was often denied breaks when asked. Additionally, she says that when she injured her foot, she was not relieved of her duties, and one of the musician's hiring managers, Amanda Nomura, subsequently rolled a rack over the injury, causing it to swell more.
The suit also accuses Nomura of regularly making offensive comments. Daniels says the woman, despite being Black herself, referred to other Black women working on the tour as "dumb" "useless" and "fat." She adds that Nomura also forbade women from "dressing sexy," due to Lizzo's alleged insecurities about immodest clothing being worn around her boyfriend Myke Wright.
Lizzo, Myke Wright
Daniels further states in the suit that when she took her concerns to tour manager Carlina Gugliotta, she was told to record Nomura's actions. The woman claims she refused to do so because she felt it was "unethical."
According to Daniels, Lizzo was made aware of what was going on but failed to intervene. It is reportedly noted, however, that she never spoke to the songstress herself. The ex-employee claims being terminated before her contract ended has left her with continued anxiety, PTSD, migraines, ocular distortions, brain fog, and fatigue. Reportedly, Daniels is suing for sexual harassment, racial harassment, and disability discrimination. She's seeking damages for unpaid wages, loss of earnings, and more.
The recent suit only adds to the ongoing legal battle Lizzo is currently facing. As we've been covering since July, the "Truth Hurts" singer has been accused of sexual harassment and fostering a hostile workplace by several other former employees. Three backup dancers that joined Lizzo on tour ignited the crusade, alleging the singer put them in unwarranted sexual situations and, in so many words, threatened to fire them for gaining weight.
Lizzo has since spoken out, denying all the accusations against her. In recent news, it has been reported the music artist is planning to file a defamation countersuit against her accusers.
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