Lizzo Finds Support In Jayla Sullivan Amid Harassment Lawsuits -“She Inspired Us To Love Our Bodies…”

by Grace Somes
Lizzo || Image Credit: @Lizzobeeating

Lizzo has received a letter of support from eighteen employees who are part of her touring company.

Earlier this year, Lizzo was sued by three former dancers who claimed the singer perpetrated a hostile work environment filled with sexual harassment and weight-shaming in multiple incidents from 2021 and 2023.

In the original lawsuit, Arianna Davis even claimed she was once body-shamed by the singer, and Noelle Rodriguez also alleged that Lizzo once threatened her with physical violence.
Oscar-nominated Sophia Nahli Allison also joined the crusade, claiming working with Lizzo was “extremely toxic.”

Last month, 35-year-old Asha Daniels also filed a lawsuit against the singer and some team members. Lawyers of the fashion designer who created pieces for dancers on Lizzo’s tour filed the suit in a Los Angeles superior court against Lizzo and wardrobe manager, Amanda Nomura.

According to Asha Daniels, she was bullied as well as faced sexual and racial harassment when she worked with the singer.

Lizzo refuted these claims, saying that these allegations were from disgruntled employees who exhibited inappropriate and unprofessional behavior while on tour.

Other employees, including Jayla Sullivan and Melissa Locke, have openly denied the alleged “unsafe, sexually charged workplace culture” stated in the lawsuits.

In response to Arianna Davis’s claims, dancer Jayla Sullivan asserted that they never saw Lizzo harassing Davis over her weight.

“Lizzo inspired all of us to celebrate and love ourselves and our bodies as we are,” Jayla Sullivan added.

Dancer Kiara Mooring also added her voice to defend the singer. She wrote, “I am familiar with the allegation in the complaint that Rodriguez was in fear of being physically attacked by Lizzo during the May 3, 2023 meeting when she resigned. I was at that meeting… Lizzo never got near Rodriguez or in her face. Her voice got higher because she was upset and felt that her trust was betrayed.”

Also, in August, dancers from Lizzo’s reality television dance competition, “BIG GRRRLS”, issued a statement on the social media platform Instagram, publicly denying allegations in the lawsuits and thanking the singer for their tour experience.

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