Sunday, June 16, 2024

Lizzo Says Accusations of Abuse are Bananas, Flutist Flouts, Sows Seeds of Doubt About Lawsuit


Lizzo, the outspoken flute playing R&B star, denies any of the accusations hurled at her in a lawsuit from the former employees who danced on her last tour. The dancers said they had been “exposed to an overtly sexual atmosphere that permeated their workplace,” in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Lizzo says it’s ‘bananas’ that she’d be sticking peelable fruit in ladies’ private places. She also reminds us that she’s always stood up to body shaming and wouldn’t do it to her staff. My gut instinct is that I believe her.

It’s ABOUT DAMN TIME she spoke up. All kinds of anonymous sources are speaking up, telling backstage stories.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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