- Lizzo was sued by former dancers
- Harassment and abuse was alleged
- Lizzo is suing back
The news became a major story worldwide. And now Lizzo is fighting back. As 'People' reports, her lawyer claims she plans to countersue for alleged hypocritical behavior. On Wednesday, her attorney shared photos with 'People' of plaintiffs Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez allegedly "happily cavorting backstage" with performers from Crazy Horse's topless cabaret show on March 5, 2023 in Paris. What's wrong with that?
Well, this comes after they claimed Lizzo pressured them into attending the performance while on tour in the lawsuit! Her legal team believes the proof is in Lizzo's pudding.
Who to believe now?
"These images showing the three plaintiffs gleefully reveling backstage after the topless show were taken after their February 2023 visit to Bananenbar in Amsterdam that they complain about in their lawsuit," they wrote in a statement. The declarations are meant to reference another club where the plaintiffs claimed to have been pressured to attend and touch nude performers. This would obviously contradict the narrative at play.
According to Lizzo's lawyer, the three of them returned to work on Lizzo's tour following the Paris outing. The following month, Davis allegedly submitted an audition tape to Lizzo's TV show 'Watch Out for the Big Grrrls', in which she claimed she wants to "follow in her footsteps." Was it all a big lie after all?
"After Ms. Davis’s audition video became public, she tried to explain away her glowing comments about Lizzo by claiming the 'bulk' of her accusations were based on things that happened later. That excuse is completely contradicted by the facts, including by these images," the statement carried on.
"These irrefutable photos and videos, along with additional substantial evidence, prove the glaring contradictions between what the plaintiffs claim in their bogus lawsuit and what is actually proven by the facts. The lawsuit is a sham. Lizzo intends to sue for malicious prosecution after she prevails and these specious claims are dismissed."
In the plaintiffs' lawsuit, their claim is that Lizzo invited the dancers to attend the show but "failed to mention when inviting the dancers to this performance was that it was a nude cabaret bar." Their attorney claims in a statement that they "stand by every claim in the lawsuit and look forward to trial" despite the damning photo evidence. So, it's basically their word against Lizzo's. Who's words weigh more?
"Our clients aren’t afraid of Singer or his empty threats or his victim shaming. I’ve handled thousands of cases, including prosecuting drug cartels so we have no plans to back down. Let’s see if Singer can actually try a case in a courtroom instead of the media," their attorney said.
"The plaintiffs merely wanted to keep their jobs until they finally had enough. Arianna, Noelle and Crystal were brave enough to come out with their stories and they don’t plan to back down in the face of these bullying tactics by Lizzo’s attorney. Our clients remain steadfast and look forward to their day in court."