Lizzo Issues Statement As Further Allegations Surrounding Dancers’ Lawsuit Emerge

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Grammy winning pop star Lizzo was accused of workplace abuse, sexual harassment, and more in a recently filed lawsuit from two of her former tour dancers. Several allegations additionally apply to dance captain Shirlene Quigley, who stands accused of allegedly attempting to convert the dancers to christianity. After the initial lawsuit was announced and detailed reports emerged, further allegations of misconduct and general poor character continue to emerge surrounding Lizzo.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Notably, acclaimed director Sophia Nahli Allison shared an Instagram story regarding her choice to drop out of working on the singer’s documentary. Allison referred to Lizzo as “arrogant, self-centered, and unkind.”

Among the specifics named in the lawsuit are discussions of a dancer’s virginity in front of the entire dance team. Additionally, at an Amsterdam red light-district party, the singer allegedly forced dancers to eat bananas out of naked performers’ genital areas. Lizzo and Quigley also stand accused of body-shaming and workplace endangerment.

Now, the singer has released a statement on her Instagram account.


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Public Reaction 

Lizzo’s statement continues to receive mixed reactions. Some fans continue to defend her, feeling that her past employees may only be seeking settlement money and not telling the truth. Elsewhere, other onlookers are analyzing the situation closely before casting judgements.

Amid the commentary surrounding the lawsuit and Allison’s alleged experience with the singer, others continue to come out of the woodwork. Many are using the opportunity to discuss their own personal alleged traumatic experiences with Lizzo. A digital creator named Brooklyn Elizabeth Brown shared a TikTok video revealing that she was in a 10 year relationship with host and comedian Myke Wright, Lizzo’s current boyfriend.

When Wright and Lizzo co-hosted “Wonderland” on MTV, Brown alleged that Wright left her for Lizzo. She detailed that she discovered he was cheating on her through his text messages. Brown also alleged that Lizzo was rude to her on the set of the show.


As far as I know they are still together. I wish them peace and happiness.

♬ original sound – Brooklyn Elizabeth Brown


Others are dissecting several of the singer’s past lyrics for clues surrounding the allegations. Her track “Rumors” references several people attempting to sue her.


just….. disappointed.#fypシ #music #lizzo #lizzosbiggrrrls

♬ original sound – Papa Thanos

The Trial

Lizzo will be represented by attorney Marty Singer. Singer has represented several of the entertainment industry’s most controversial figures, including Bill Cosby, Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown, Brett Ratner, and currently Jonah Hill. Cosby notably served three years in prison after being convicted in the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand. The lawyer’s questionable clientele has many assuming the singer’s guilt.

The mass public disappointment surrounding the allegations stems from Lizzo’s personal branding. The singer has been an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion and body positivity. The singer notably employed diverse dancers and crafted a size inclusive shape wear line.

The lawyer representing the two dancers who filed the initial lawsuit issued a statement regarding Lizzo’s response.

A date and location is yet to be set for a trial.

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