Grammy-awarded artist Lizzo, known off-stage as Melissa Viviane Jefferson, and her production enterprise, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., are facing a legal storm as three of her former backup dancers launched a lawsuit against them. The complaint also involves Shirlene Quigley, head of Lizzo’s dance crew.
The plaintiffs, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez, have laid down several accusations. These include sexual, racial, and religious harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment.
A prominent allegation in the Lizzo workplace misconduct lawsuit reportedly revolves around the claim that the singer compelled the dancers to interact with naked performers during a club event in Amsterdam. Additionally, it was reported that Lizzo rebuked one dancer over weight gain, leading to her dismissal.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is calling for an unspecified amount in damages. The communication team for Lizzo has yet to issue a response to the allegations raised in the lawsuit.
Issues concerning the workplace are serious, especially in the entertainment industry. Investigations into these types of claims should be seen through to their conclusion, and justice should be appropriately served for all parties involved.
If you have faced similar issues or have been a victim of employer violations, we urge you to take action. Reach out to Labor Law Advocates in California today, and you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation.