Sexual Harassment allegations on Rapper Lizzo

American rapper and pop star Lizzo has been accused for sexually harassing the dancers on her tour. The lawsuit filed towards her describes in nice element how the obvious “physique optimistic” icon not solely sexually harassed individuals on her tour but in addition physique shamed them and fired individuals on the only foundation of their identification.

Lizzo

Lizzo, first generally known as Melissa Viviane Jefferson, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her recording profession within the hip hop style throughout her faculty tenure and launched her first studio album, “Lizzobangers” in 2013. She then went on to signal with report labels and launch music persistently which shot up her recognition.

Profession

The deluxe model of her hit single “Reality Hurts” was identified to be not very promising earlier than it was launched however gained large recognition in 2017. She gained a big fan following and amassed main fame and mainstream success from her third studio report album “Cuz I Love You” in 2019 and went solely ahead from there on out. This album peaked on Billboard Chartbusters, primarily the singles “Juice” and “Tempo”. 

Lizzo went on to get Grammy nominations and ultimately received it. She additionally received a US Billboard award. She has additionally labored as a voice actor and achieved a sequence on Amazon Prime. When lately requested about her sexuality, she says that she is an ally however leans in direction of heterosexual. 

By the span of her profession, Lizzo has been on the receiving finish of physique shaming and weight shaming attributable to her weight problems. She spoke on behalf of each physique shamed individual and herself and stood for physique positivity. This made her common as a physique positivity determine and somebody that at all times spoke concerning the significance of self-worth. 

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Sexual Harassment Allegations

On 1st August, a lawsuit was filed towards Lizzo by former dancers from her live performance excursions. They claimed that Lizzo made the Tour very uncomfortable and created a really antagonistic work area. The individuals who filed the lawsuit had been Amanda Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez. 

The captain of the dance group, Shirlene Quigley typically compelled her Christian beliefs onto different individuals on the tour and shamed individuals who interact in premarital intercourse. Ron Zambrano, the plaintiff’s lawyer, says that Lizzo’s administration and group have portrayed her the exact opposite of every part that she really stands for. And that she weight shames and physique shames the dancers on the tour and reportedly even fired certainly one of them. 

An incident that has been dropped at mild is when the group was at a membership in Amsterdam and there have been nude performers current, who the plaintiff’s had been being inspired and pressured to the touch intimately, by Lizzo. Davis, one of many plaintiff’s was the one current throughout this incident and was the sufferer to the goading of Lizzo to the touch the dancers. 

The opposite time was once they had been requested to audition once more and led to a painful 12 hours of rehearsal throughout which Davis dirty herself from the concern of being fired if she used the washroom. Crystal Williams was fired within the subsequent week attributable to scarcity of funds. Noelle Rodriguez give up her job after watching the horrors her colleagues are dealing with by the hands of the administration and Lizzo herself. The lawsuit doesn’t point out the sum of money the lawsuit claims for damages and harassment.


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