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Plus Size Pop Star Fat Shaming



Pop star Lizzo and her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring and her dance team captain Shirlene Quigley are being accused of creating a hostile work environment through sexual, religious, and racial harassment, and allegations of her fat shaming.



The singer is also accused of fat-shaming and pressuring a dancer to touch a performer's

breasts.

Lizzo and others who are accused have been approached for comment.

The singer has not yet responded publicly to the allegations made in the case, which remain to be tested in court.



Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez are the former dancers bringing the case against the singer, her dance captain, and her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring (BGBT).



The legal action, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, includes allegations the dancers were pressured into attending sex shows and interacting with the dancers between 2021 and 2023.




Among the claims against Lizzo - whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson - are that she "pressured Ms Davis to touch the breasts" of a performer in a nightclub in Amsterdam, and Ms Davis - after resisting - eventually acquiesced "fearing it may harm her future on the team" if she didn't do so.





Lizzo - who is known for celebrating her body and self-love - is also accused, along with dance choreographer Tanisha Scott, of fat-shaming Ms. Davis on tour.


Ms. Davis alleges the two questioned whether she was "struggling with something as she seemed less committed to her role on the dance cast", the case details.



"In professional dance, a dancer's weight gain is often seen as that dancer getting lazy or worse off as a performer. Lizzo's and Ms. Scott's questions about Ms. Davis's commitment to the tour were thinly veiled concerns about Ms. Davis's weight gain," the documents allege.



Though never explicitly stated, the questions "gave Ms. Davis the impression that she needed to explain her weight gain and disclose intimate personal details about her life in order to keep her job", the legal documents say.


Lizzo has always been know for her body positivity and self-empowerment. Lizzo is a plus-size woman who seems to face daily backlash for her body and the fact she is a black woman in America let's add on the fact that she's a rich plus-sized woman. My personal opinion is..... Leave her alone period. These women knew where they were going before they got to the club and if they didn't it's 2023 We're all grown peer pressure isn't a thing as an adult unless you make it that way life is already hard enough without allegations, bottomless opinions going around. And let's be completely clear Lizzo will be a defendant in court she'll never be able to talk and tell her part of the story. She can't talk about it before court because anything she says online can and will be used against her. Once her court date arrives the conversation will be from her to the lawyer and from the lawyer to the court that's the way that the justice system is set up. Its all rigged once your name is in the system.



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