June 12, 2024

Lizzo’s attorneys are legally hitting again at a former worker who filed a harassment and discrimination lawsuit in opposition to the singer months in the past.

The lawsuit, filed by Lizzo’s former tour wardrobe designer Asha Daniels in September, accused Lizzo, her manufacturing firm Huge Grrrl Huge Touring, Inc. and her wardrobe supervisor, Amanda Nomura, of plenty of crimes, together with sexual and racial harassment, incapacity discrimination, assault and retaliation.

However of their movement to dismiss the go well with Friday, Lizzo’s attorneys stated Daniels’ case was “meritless and salacious” and did not state information ample sufficient to benefit motion in opposition to any of the defendants.

The singer’s attorneys allege Daniels was employed as Nomura’s assistant on The Particular Tour earlier this yr for lower than three weeks earlier than being terminated because of “abandoning” her job. 

“Throughout her transient employment by BGBT, Plaintiff refused to adjust to directions from her supervisors and tour administration, did not carry out the work that she was assigned and, finally, simply performed hooky and refused to indicate up for work,” the demurrer states.

Additional, the movement states Daniels’ eight causes of motion, every filed underneath California’s Honest Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) and California Labor Code, can’t stand as a result of Daniels is a New York resident who labored for a Delaware company in Europe and, subsequently, “alleged no nexus to California.”

Daniels’ go well with would not immediately accuse Lizzo of harassing habits however does say Lizzo failed to forestall abuse inflicted by Nomura, which included her alleged “racist and fatphobic” feedback and her referring to Black ladies as “dumb,” “ineffective” and fats.”

She additionally alleged that an “unsafe, sexually charged office tradition” existed and that she typically labored every day, all day, with out breaks.

In a press release obtained by Deadline and PEOPLE, Daniels’ legal professional Ron Zambrano known as Lizzo’s attorneys’ movement to dismiss his consumer’s go well with “one other Hail Mary by Lizzo’s staff to attempt to shift blame to the victims, as she has accomplished to the three different plaintiffs who’ve sued her for comparable allegations of harassment, incapacity discrimination and retaliatory termination.”

“Lizzo and her attorneys can proceed making an attempt to rationalize her unlawful and wretched conduct however we stay dedicated to in search of justice for our shoppers, and look ahead to our day in court docket the place Lizzo can clarify her habits in a public discussion board,” the assertion continued.

Daniels’ lawsuit got here simply weeks after three of Lizzo’s former backup dancers additionally sued the singer, her manufacturing firm and the captain of the performers’ dance staff on comparable accusations, together with sexual, non secular and racial harassment, incapacity discrimination, assault and false imprisonment.

Lizzo has denied all allegations in opposition to her in each instances.


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