Lizzo responds to 'false accusations' after former backup dancer files lawsuit

Lizzo breaks her silence after facing a series of "false accusations." Three of the singer's former backup dancers filed a lawsuit on August 1, accusing Lizzo of sexual harassment, body shaming and creating a hostile work environment, NBC News reported. On August 3, the Grammy winner opened up about the "incredible" allegations against her, adding that they were "too outrageous to not be addressed."

"The past few days have been extremely difficult and extremely disappointing," Lizzo wrote in a statement. "These sensational stories come from former employees who have publicly acknowledged that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional."

The "Juice" hitmaker went on to explain that she has "high standards" when it comes to music and performance. “There are times when I have to make tough decisions, but I never want anyone to feel uncomfortable or feel like they’re not being treated as an important part of the team.”

Speaking about the accusations of sexual harassment and body shaming in a recently filed lawsuit, Lizzo added that she "cannot accept" people taking advantage of her openness about sex to misrepresent her, claiming that she would "definitely not be harassed by employees because of their weight." Criticize or fire them.”

The singer thanked her supporters in a statement, writing: "I am hurt but I will not let this overshadow the good I have done in the world."

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As noted, Lizzo's statement comes days after three of her former backup dancers, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noel Rodriguez, filed a lawsuit against the singer in Los Angeles Superior Court. File a lawsuit.

Oscar-nominated director Sofia Allison has commented on the allegations in the lawsuit following initial reports, claiming she quit a 2019 Lizzo documentary after allegedly being "treated with such disrespect" .

"I saw firsthand how arrogant and unkind she was," Allison claimed. "I was unprotected and thrown into the worst possible situation with little support. My spirit told me to run as fast as I could and I'm grateful I trusted my instincts. I felt gaslighted and deeply hurt , but I have recovered.”