Lizzo’s attorneys transfer to dismiss a “meritless and salacious” harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by a former worker.
On Friday, December 15, Lizzo’s authorized staff requested to dismiss a harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by a former worker and clothes designer on the 35-year-old singer’s tour. Asha Daniels filed the swimsuit in September in a Los Angeles courtroom, alleging that Lizzo and members of her staff created a “racist and sexualized” work surroundings, regardless of preaching inclusion and physique positivity.
“I felt like I used to be dwelling in a madhouse. It was completely surprising,” Daniels advised NBC Information. “I used to be listening to this Black lady on this enormous stage have this message of self-love and caring for others and being empathetic and being sturdy and standing up for others. And I used to be witnessing myself, the dancers and the background vocalists, and my native staff in each metropolis be harassed and bullied often.”
In the meantime, Lizzo’s attorneys have requested to dismiss the lawsuit, calling it “meritless and salacious,” alleging that Daniels “didn’t carry out the work that she was assigned, and ultimately, simply performed hooky and refused to point out up for work.” She was terminated after “abandoning her put up” the day of Lizzo’s Paris present.
Lizzo’s authorized staff additionally claims the lawsuit was filed within the fallacious location, as Daniels “is a New York resident who labored for a Delaware company in Europe,” and “has alleged no nexus to California.”
Ron Zambrano, a Los Angeles lawyer representing Daniels within the lawsuit, stated the movement was “one other Hail Mary by Lizzo’s staff to attempt to shift blame to the victims, as she has performed to the three different plaintiffs who’ve sued her for related allegations of harassment, incapacity discrimination, and retaliatory termination.”
“Lizzo and her legal professionals can proceed attempting to rationalize her unlawful and wretched conduct, however we stay dedicated to looking for justice for our purchasers, and look ahead to our day in courtroom the place Lizzo can clarify her conduct in a public discussion board,” Zambrano continues. “Lizzo is the boss, so the buck stops along with her.”
“She has created a sexualized and racially charged surroundings on her excursions that her administration employees sees as condoning such conduct, and so it continues unchecked,” says Zambrano. “Lizzo actually is aware of what’s occurring, however chooses to not put an finish to this disgusting and unlawful conduct, and participates herself.”
A lawsuit filed in August by three of Lizzo’s former dancers alleges that they handled related sexual, racial, and spiritual harassment throughout their time on the singer’s tour. Lizzo has denied all of the allegations in opposition to her on social media.