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Lizzo loses nearly 400,000 followers following bombshell allegations in lawsuit against her

Stewart Perrie

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Lizzo loses nearly 400,000 followers following bombshell allegations in lawsuit against her

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The fallout continues for Lizzo after she was hit with bombshell allegations against her in a lawsuit.

Three former dancers have collaborated to sue the pop star and have accused her of creating a toxic work environment.

In addition to that, they've claimed there were instances of sexual harassment, false imprisonment and interference with prospective economic advantage.

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Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, allegedly pressured a dancer to touch a nude performer at a strip club and even reportedly criticized a performer's weight gain.

As the allegations have made their way to the public, followers are leaving the singer's social media page.

Social Blade has noted more than 167,000 people have unfollowed Lizzo's Instagram account.

She's also lost 20,000 followers on Twitter and 200,000 on TikTok.

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That's 387,000 lost supporters in the three days since the lawsuit was launched.

Lizzo has finally released a statement on the issue.

“These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing," she said on social media.

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"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.

"These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behaviour on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional."

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Lizzo added: "I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am 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.

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"As an artist I have always been very passionate about what I do.

"I take my music and my performances seriously because at the end of the day I only want to put out the best art that represents me and my fans."

In addition to Lizzo, the singer's captain of the dance team, Shirlene Quigley, has also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

Topics: Celebrity, Lizzo

Stewart Perrie
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