Rizzotour staff, who supported Lizzo in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by some former dancers, said Lizzo promoted a positive environment and never forced anyone to go to sex shows they didn’t want to go to.
According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, 18 independent members of Lizzo’s touring company have written a statement siding with Lizzo and disputing allegations against her by three former dancers. ariana davis, crystal williams and Noel Rodriguez.
Chiara MooringDancers on the tour have pushed back against claims that there were unspoken rules about face-to-face meetings. punishment for not going out with Lizzo if invited, as the dancers allege in the lawsuit.
She said, “This claim also makes no sense because many dancers (myself included) did not go to Bananamber that night and we still have work to do dancing with Lizzo.” ”
Remember… Bananenbar hosts Amsterdam’s famous Banana Sex Show. Dancer sues Lizzo She claims she allegedly forced her to touch nude performers and sexually defamed them.
melissa rock, another dancer said she remembered speaking with both Lizzo’s accusers, Davis and Rodriguez, the morning after the Banana Nember outing. She said: “They never said they felt uncomfortable or pressured. They were very enthusiastic about what a great night they had.”
Melissa adds… “I remember saying to them, ‘That looks like so much fun, I wish they’d woken me up to go with me.'” “They said it was a fun night. They told me they agreed and then went out to the red light district. They never complained or got upset.”
Davis alleges that Lizzo body-shamed her for her weight gain and justified her firing by discouraging her eating disorder, but two other dancers disagree. ing.
Alaini WalkerHe started dancing on tour after his accusers left, and says… “In my experience, there was no body shaming at all while touring. I have never experienced racism, sexual harassment, or body shaming in this industry. “I’ve experienced a lot of problems, but never during the time we worked together,” Lizzo said. In fact, Lizzo’s tour felt like the opposite of many of the negative experiences I’ve had as a dancer. ”
asian banks Alaini supports this by saying… “I was the biggest dancer on this tour, and Lizzo always made sure I felt safe in my body, including making sure I was comfortable in every outfit on the show.” He worked hard to give me confidence.” ”
Zuri ApplebyBassist Davis says he was never ashamed of being fat… “In fact, everyone on tour was genuinely concerned about Davis, not because she was fat, but because she was because she was lax about her performance, hygiene, and attitude towards her health. “
Chaungtha VanA dancer, she said she has never experienced or witnessed racism while touring. She said Lizzo supports and empowers black women and that she “will never tolerate any racism on tour.”
Lizzo’s accusers claim that she had to turn down other dance gigs during the tour’s pause, but Chaunta says the dancers still receive a portion of their weekly pay while the tour is on pause. He said he has a retainer system where he is paid 100% of his income and can book other gigs even if his tour is paused. Lizzo didn’t put on a show.
Remember… Noel claims he was worried that Lizzo would physically attack him during the May 3 meeting during which he resigned, but another person who said he was present The dancer claims that “Lizzo never got close to Rodriguez or got close to her face.”
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assistant tour manager Molly gordonCrystal says she was fired due to performance, tardiness, and budget restrictions… and she says that after Crystal was given the boot, she begged to hang out on tour.
These declarations are part of a motion filed by Rizzo’s lawyers in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking to dismiss most, if not all, of the claims.