“I am not the villain that people and media have portrayed me in these last days”
lizzo issued a statement in response to a expands demand Presented against him and his company Jira El Martes (August 1), who accused the singer of sexual harassment and creating unfavorable working conditions.
“These past few days have been extremely difficult and extremely frustrating,” Lizzo wrote in an extensive statement published on the social network. “My work ethics, morals and honor have been questioned. My character has been criticized. In general, I choose not to respond to false allegations, but they are as unbelievable as they are suave and so reprehensible that they cannot be addressed.
“These sensationalist stories come from former employees who have already publicly acknowledged what they said was inappropriate and unprofessional behavior on tour.”
“I have not come here to be seen as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain that people and the media have presented to me in the last few days. I am very open about my sexuality and expressing myself, but I cannot accept or allow people to use that openness to make me see myself as something I am not. Nothing gets me down more seriously than the respect we all deserve as women in the world. That’s what it feels like when you’re worried about your body every day and I would never criticize or fire an employee because of their weight.”
“As an artist, what have I always been passionate about?” Doing. I take my music and my performances seriously because at the end of the day I just want to get the best art that represents me and my fans. With passion comes hard work and high standards. Sometimes I have to make tough decisions, but it’s not my intention to make sure no one feels uncomfortable or is undervalued as an important part of the team.
“Estoy Herrido Pero | I will not let this affect the good work I do in the world. I want to thank everyone who has come forward to support me during this difficult time.
across Board , Plaintiffs Ariana Davis, Crystal Williams and Noel Rodriguez claim the “About Damn Time” singer pressured them to participate in a sex show in Amsterdam’s Red Quarter and had indecent relations with the performers.
The demand states, “Lizzo began inviting cast members to touch naked cast members, hold comforters thrown from cast members’ vaginas, and eat plantain trees that came out of cast members’ vaginas.” Lizzo turned her attention to Mrs. Davis and began pressuring Mrs. Davis to play the breasts of one of the nude women performing at the club.
Reportedly, Lizzo began a song for which Davis had played on vocals, with Davis eventually performing an “absentio” in an attempt to finish the song.
The lawsuit also claims that Lizzo and other staff members indicated to Davis that she “needed to explain her weight gain and reveal intimate personal details about her life in order to keep her job”. .
in a statement to Board The plaintiffs’ attorney, Ron Zambrano, states: “The surprising nature of how Lizzo and her management team would treat her performers goes against everything Lizzo publicly represents, while in private she treats her dancers And gets angry with them. Humiliates in ways that are illegal on the ground but completely demoralizing.”
In addition, the demand cites the captain of Lizzo’s dance team, alleging that she imposed her religious beliefs on Plaintiff and engaged in other behaviors that made her feel uncomfortable, including comments about her sex life. included inflammatory comments and a simulation of oral sex in a plane tree. infront of them.
In the early hours following news of the demands, several of Lizzo’s former dancers turned to their social networks to share their support, saying the allegations were “massive of (their) experience”.
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