“I felt like I was living in a mental hospital. It was completely shocking.” In a statement released NBC Newsfashion designer Asha Daniels, 35, described the experience he had around Lizzo while she was on tour. On Thursday former employee filed a lawsuit legal action in Los Angeles Superior Court against the singer and other team membersincluding chief costume designer Amanda Nomurawhat did he accuse sexual harassment, racial discrimination and discrimination against people with disabilities, failure to prevent a hostile work environment, retaliatory dismissal AND aggression. A new lawsuit followed to the complaint arrived in August from three former dancers pop star’s dance troupe who accused her sexual harassment and weight discrimination what could happen between 2021 and 2023. At the time, Lizzo denied the allegations: “I’m not here to be seen as a victim, but I also know that I’m not the villain that people and the media make me out to be. be these last few days. There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it’s like to be body-shamed every day and would never criticize or fire an employee because of their weight.”
“I listened to this black woman on this huge stage speak this message of loving yourself and caring for others and being empathetic and being strong and fighting for others,” Daniels said. NBK. “And I witnessed myself, the dancers and backup singers, and my local crew in every city being harassed and bullied on a regular basis.” In the new lawsuit, Daniels accused Lizzo of “creating sexually and racially charged environment on his tour,” was also made possible thanks to the complicity of management. In particular, a former employee accused head costume designer Nomura of referring to African-American performers with epithets such as “thick“, “useless” AND “sillyand that they were forced to change their clothes in front of the mostly white crew members who allegedly accosted them.”lustful glances” According to legal documents, Nomura also addressed insults AND threats employees, even going so far as to say that he would “kill” anyone who jeopardized his job. According to the prosecution, Daniels also suffered tiring working hours also based on twenty consecutive hours of service, and she would have been forced to perform her duties even after her ankle injury. Ron ZambranoThe fashion stylist’s lawyer and former defense attorney for three of Lizzo’s former dancers in a case last August said his client could have suffered harm after the events were reported. for anxiety and panic attacks. However, the accusations did not end there. According to Hollywood Reporterthey would have been shown in the group chat Explicit images of “male genitalia”while during a stopover in Amsterdam, Nomura and other team members had to “attended sex shows and bought hard drugsDaniels reportedly reported the problems to the tour manager. Carlina Gugliotta, who allegedly invited her to register Nomura without her knowledge, but the plaintiff allegedly refused because she was convinced she was engaging in “unethical and possibly illegal behavior.” Later Daniels will dismissed before the conclusion of the contract. For Zambrano”the boss is Lizzo, so the responsibility is on her“.
Lizzo alleged harassment from some of her former dancers
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When confronted with the allegations, Lizzo’s rep responded that Zambrano would have tried to “tarnish” Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award, a recognition of her commitment to promoting inclusivity and social justice, which was presented to the singer Thursday night at the Black Music Action Coalition Gala in Los Angeles. “I really need this now— Lizzo said emotionally. “Being kind to someone is not a talent; anyone can do this, this is the gift you offer.” He continued, “I will continue to amplify the voices of marginalized people because I have a microphone and I know how to use it.” According to the pop star’s representative, the new reason will be “false, absurd publicity stunt” coming from someone who has “never actually met or even spoken to Lizzo.”