Lizzo has asked the Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss the “ridiculous” harassment lawsuits her former employees filed against her this year, Page Six has exclusively learned.
According to court documents we exclusively obtained Thursday, attorneys for the “About Damn Time” singer, 35, list at least 31 lines of defense that explain why the suits should be tossed out.
However, the Grammy winner is also requesting a trial by jury in response to the complaints.
In the new docs, Lizzo denies “each and every allegation” made against her, citing as one of her defenses that her ex-dancers are “guilty of unclean hands,” which is a legal term that accuses the plaintiff of participating in anything “unethical in relation to the subject of the lawsuit.”
In August, dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez sued the “Truth Hurts” singer, her production company, Big Grrrl Touring, Inc. and dance captain Shirlene Quigley for sexual and religious harassment, a hostile work environment, disability discrimination and other claims.
Among the most damning allegations was the claim that Lizzo “pressured” her staff to attend sex shows, in which cast members were encouraged to “take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas,” per the original complaint.
Lizzo asks court to dismiss ‘ridiculous’ harassment lawsuits, requests jury trial. Lizzo asks court to dismiss ‘ridiculous’ harassment lawsuits, requests jury trial