Lawyer Suing Lizzo Reveals More ‘Actionable’ Allegations Could Be Coming

The news keeps getting worse for Lizzo, as the singer could find herself facing new allegations of fostering a toxic workplace. Ron Zambrano, a lawyer representing the three former dancers suing the Grammy winner for sexual harassment, told NBC News that his firm is reviewing new allegations from six other people who worked on the “About Damn Time” singer’s tour and Prime Video series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

The lawyer said that the allegations include the “Good as Hell” singer creating a “‘sexually charged environment’ and failure to pay employees.” He went on to explain that, “Some of the claims we are reviewing may be actionable, but it is too soon to say.”

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The entertainment industry was shocked on Aug. 1 when Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against the “Juice” artist, her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., and dance team captain Shirlene Quigley, accusing them of “sexual, religious and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault and false imprisonment.”

Lizzo built her success off of her body positive and self-confident lyrics. For fans who considered her a role model, the body-shaming allegations are particularly hard to hear. She’s spent a lot of time telling us that we’re “Special” just as we are, so it’s disheartening to read that she may have been ridiculing her dancers for their weight. The whole point of Watch Out For the Big Grrrls was to give an opportunity for plus-sized women to shine. On Thursday, the singer broke her silence and responded to the lawsuit on Instagram.

“I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain that people and the media have portrayed me to be these last few days,”

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Lawyers are reviewing more potential complaints against Lizzo


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The allegations against Lizzo are mounting. Ron Zambrano—the employment lawyer representing three former dancers who have already sued the pop star—told NBC News that his firm was reviewing new complaints from at least six other people who had either toured with her or worked on her reality show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. The new allegations surround a “sexually charged environment” and failure to pay employees, according to the employment lawyer.

“Some of the claims we are reviewing may be actionable, but it is too soon to say,” he continued.

Last week, former dancers Arianna Davis, Noelle Rodriguez and Crystal Williams went public with numerous allegations against not only the “About Damn Time” singer but also her production company and dance captain Shirlene Quigley. The dancers allege that Lizzo created a hostile workplace environment through body shaming, sexual harassment (dancers allege that they were pressured to touch nude performers at a strip club and eat “bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas”), religious harassment (from Quigley specifically), and more.

In addition to the six new legal complaints, other former associates of Lizzo’s have been showing support for the dancers. “I’m not apart [sic] of the lawsuit—but this was very much my experience in my time there. Big shoutout to the dancers who had the courage to bring this to light,” said another former dancer, Courtney Hollinquest, in an Instagram story. Documentary filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison also chimed in with her own experience: “in 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary. I walked away after about 2 weeks. I was treated with such disrespect by her.”

Lizzo and her team (alongside a few of her famous friends) have been

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