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Lizzo’s Former Wardrobe Designer Accuses Singer Of Victim Shaming

Lizzo's latest attempt to get one of her wrongful termination lawsuits thrown out has her being accused of victim shaming.

Lizzo’s latest attempt to get one of her wrongful termination lawsuits thrown out has the Grammy-winning singer being accused of victim shaming.

The “Juice” singer’s legal team filed docs in LA Superior Court on Dec. 15 calling out claims made by her short-lived tour wardrobe manager, Asha Daniels, Deadline reported. Daniels filed her illegal retaliatory termination, racial and sexual harassment lawsuit in California in September. However, according to Lizzo’s recent filing, Daniels has no right to utilize California laws while working for a Delaware corporation in Europe.

Lizzo’s demurrer filed by celebrity lawyer Marty Singer calls out Daniels, “Plaintiff, a New York resident” for her “meritless and salacious action after less than three weeks of employment by BGBT.” The filing also put “less than three weeks” in bold italics.

“During her brief employment by BGBT, Plaintiff refused to comply with instructions from her supervisors and tour management, failed to perform the work that she was assigned and, eventually, just played hooky and refused to show up for work,” the motion states.

Daniels worked on Lizzo’s “The Special Tour” from February 14, 2023, to March 6, 2023. She was fired one day after allegedly skipping out on the tour’s March 5 gig in Paris, France.

“Unsurprisingly, she was terminated after abandoning her post on the day of a concert in Paris, France,” the filing states.

However, Daniels is doubling down on her initial claims made in her September 21 lawsuit citing a “toxic work environment” and a “culture of racism and bullying on Lizzo’s tour.”

“This motion was expected and is yet another Hail Mary by Lizzo’s team to try to shift blame to the victims, as she has done to the three other plaintiffs who have sued her for similar allegations of harassment, disability discrimination and retaliatory termination,” Daniels lawyer Ron Zambrano said in a statement.

“Lizzo and her lawyers can continue trying to rationalize her illegal and wretched conduct, but we remain committed to seeking justice for our clients and look forward to our day in court where Lizzo can explain her behavior in a public forum.”

Daniels’ lawsuit came seven weeks after Lizzo was sued by three former dancers, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez, who accuse the singer of harassment, assault, and discrimination. Six months before the trio made their legal filing, Lizzo reached a $100,000 settlement with 14 dancers who performed with the singer but didn’t authorize the use of their image in the 2022 documentary Love, Lizzo.

Lizzo also tried to have the lawsuits by her former dancers thrown out, but the judge overseeing the motion has yet to issue a ruling.

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