Lizzo’s trouble didn’t seem to end very well. As per the documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the singer’s former dancers have recently filed a lawsuit accusing her of facing sexual, religious, and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment, among other allegations. Amid this legal drama the singer’s 2022 documentary Love, Lizzo director Sophia Nahli Allison called out her. On August 1, the filmmaker took her Instagram to slam the singer.
Sophia Nahli Allison disrespected by Lizzo’s action
The 35-year-old said the reason for sharing her experience is,” validating other Black women’s experiences is deeply important to me.”
Moreover, she said of the Grammy winner, “In 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary. I walked away after about two weeks. I was treated with such disrespect by her. I witnessed how arrogant, self-centered, and unkind she is.”
Allison claimed the situation”s***ty,” adding, “My spirit said to run as fast as you f**king can and I’m so grateful I trusted my gut. I felt gaslit and was deeply hurt, but I’ve healed. Reading these reports made me realize how dangerous of a situation it was. This kind of abuse of power happens far too often. Much love and support to the dancers.”
Previously the “About Damn Time” Singer was accused of sexual, religious, and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment, among other allegations by her former dancer. The dancers also filed a lawsuit against the singer, her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc. (BGBT), and her dance team’s leader Shirlene Quigley.
“The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly, while privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing,”-the victim’s lawyer claimed in the lawsuit.
However, none of the singer nor the production company talked about the allegations.