Lizzo attempts to get her harassment lawsuit dismissed 
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Lizzo attempts to get her harassment lawsuit dismissed 

Earlier this year, Asha Daniels filed a lawsuit against Lizzo on the grounds of bullying, harassment and racial discrimination of the singer’s crew members. However, the singer’s attorney recently filed a motion at an LA Superior Court to dismiss the lawsuit.

The vocalist (real name Melissa Jefferson) was named as an accessory to wrongdoing in the bullying and harassment lawsuit filed. However, Jefferson’s legal team have claimed that Asha Daniels was not a respectable employee while working for the singer.

According to court documents obtained by Deadline, Marty Singer, Lizzo’s attorney, highlights how Asha was employed for a very short period, writing, “During her brief employment by BGBT [Lizzo’s touring company], Plaintiff refused to comply with instructions from her supervisors and tour management, failed to perform the work that she was assigned and, eventually, just played hooky and refused to show up for work.” 

He continued: “Unsurprisingly, she was terminated after abandoning her post on the day of a concert in Paris, France.” Singer, in his statement, insinuates that the lawsuit was filed in revenge. However, Daniels has issued a statement of her own.

Daniels’ statement to Deadline accuses Lizzo of victim shaming, reading, “This motion was expected and is yet another Hail Mary by Lizzo’s team to try to shift blame to the victims, as she has done to the three other plaintiffs who have sued her for similar allegations of harassment, disability discrimination, and retaliatory termination.” 

The statement continues, “Lizzo and her lawyers can continue trying to rationalize her illegal and wretched conduct, but we remain committed to seeking justice for our clients and look forward to our day in court where Lizzo can explain her behaviour in a public forum.”

The ‘Good As Hell’ singer’ still denies the claims made against her and has doubled down on her earlier statements, calling the lawsuit “a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit.”