Popular singer, Lizzo’s legal team has come out to brand a lawsuit filed by three of her former dancers as a fabricated sob story. Recall that she was sued in August by three ex-members of her Big Grrls dance troupe who accused her of discrimination, s*xual harassment, and creating a hostile work environment.
In a motion to dismiss the case filed recently, her legal team argued the suit had been filed by a trio with an axe to grind against the star, and they had displayed a pattern of gross misconduct and failure to perform their job up to par before the filing.
It read, “Plaintiffs embarked on a press tour, vilifying defendants and pushing their fabricated sob story in the courts and in the media. That ends today.”
“Instead of taking any accountability for their own actions, plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against defendants out of spite and in pursuit of media attention, public sympathy and a quick payday with minimal effort.”
Melissa Viviane Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), known professionally as Lizzo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and musician. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Houston, Texas, with her family when she was ten years old.
After college she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she began her recording career in hip hop music. Before signing with Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Records, Lizzo released two studio albums, Lizzobangers (2013) and Big Grrrl Small World (2015). Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.
Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born in Detroit, Michigan. When she was ten, her family relocated to Houston, Texas. She was classically trained as a flutist by Claudia Momen for eight years, from the age of ten until she graduated from Alief Elsik High School in Alief in 2006, where she had started rapping.
At age 14, she formed a musical group called Cornrow Clique with her friends. At this time she acquired the nickname “Lizzo”, a variant of “Lissa” inspired by Jay-Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”. In college, she studied classical music, concentrating on flute, at the University of Houston. At age 21, after her father’s death, she lived out of her car for a year as she tried to break into the music industry. She dropped out of college and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011.
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