The attorney who is representing the individuals who have accused pop singer Lizzo of various forms of harassment says that more victims have come forward.
The attorney is Ron Zambrano.
News Nation reports, "[Zambrano] claims others have come forward with similar complaints."
The outlet quotes Zambrano as saying, "There are people calling my office that used to work with Lizzo going, ‘You know what, behind closed doors, this is who Lizzo is."
On Tuesday, in the superior court of Los Angeles, California, Zambrano filed a lawsuit against Lizzo on behalf of three individuals who used to work as dancers for the singer.
According to Fox News, the dancers allege that they were subjected to "sexual, religious, and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment, among other things."
Many of the details of the allegations are obscene, to say the very least.
News Nation provides an example from the lawsuit.
Per the outlet:
Lizzo allegedly “began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas,” the lawsuit alleged. “Lizzo then turned her attention to Ms. Davis and began pressuring Ms. Davis to touch the breasts of one of the nude women.” After Davis declined, the lawsuit alleges Lizzo led a chant goading her into doing so. After Davis acquiesced, the group burst into laughter, the suit states.
After the filing of the lawsuit, Lizzo responded with a public statement of her own in which she denied all of the allegations.
These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing. My work ethic, morals, and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.
Lizzo went on to claim that the allegations are "sensationalized stories" that "are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional."
Lizzo claimed that she is "not the villain that people and the media have portrayed me to be these last few days."
I am very open with my sexuality and expressing myself but I cannot accept or allow people to use that openness to make me out to be something I am not. There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it feels like to be body shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight.