Fresh off her accolade at the Black Music Action Coalition, where she was honored with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award, global pop sensation, Lizzo, finds herself in the spotlight for less celebratory reasons. A former wardrobe designer, Asha Daniels, has sued the singer for allegedly fostering an atmosphere riddled with harassment, discrimination, and bullying during her 2023 tour.
Daniels’ lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, follows a preceding lawsuit by three of Lizzo’s ex-dancers who similarly accused her of cultivating a toxic environment. Daniels claims enduring racial and sexual harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and illegal retaliatory termination. Shocking allegations include instances of lewd behavior by stage crew members during dancers’ outfit changes and explicit photographs shared in group chats.
In a distressing account, Daniels details an incident where she was physically injured by Amanda Nomura, her supervisor. The aftermath of this occurrence allegedly intensified Daniels’ pain, as she was forced to shift heavy cases while injured. Her eventual termination from the job led to serious health repercussions, including PTSD and migraines.
Lizzo’s spokesperson vehemently denied the claims, dismissing them as an “absurd publicity-stunt.” Lizzo herself commented on prior allegations, expressing her distress and disbelief.
In light of these disturbing claims, attorney Ron Zambrano has stepped forward, stating that multiple former Lizzo employees have similar experiences and may soon join the legal battle. The Lizzo lawsuit shines a spotlight on the prevalence of workplace harassment and discrimination. It is now up to the artist and her team to take swift action and ensure that such oppression does not happen in their workplace.
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