A pass judgement on has delivered his ruling on Lizzo‘s request to disregard the harassment lawsuit filed in opposition to her by means of her former dancers.
In step with court docket paperwork got by means of ET, Los Angeles County Admirable Courtroom Pass judgement on Mark H. Epstein dominated Wednesday that a part of the embattled singer’s request has been granted. In her request, Lizzo and her traveling workforce, Large Grrrl, asked that the lawsuit be tossed upcoming denying “each and every allegation” within the lawsuit filed by means of former dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez.
Moment the pass judgement on didn’t handover Lizzo’s request to thoroughly disregard the lawsuit, he did toss a bunch of allegations made by means of the plaintiffs. Within the 34-page line partly granting Lizzo’s request, the pass judgement on defined why he dominated in her partial to have the allegations pushed aside and in addition why he dominated in opposition to her in alternative sides of the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs have maintained that they have been subjected to harassment once they labored with the singer as contestants on her fact TV display, Lizzo’s Guard Out for the Large Grrls, in March 2021, and on her Particular excursion.
All in all, the now-condensed lawsuit will travel ahead. Lizzo has asked a jury trial.
Stefan Friedman, spokesman for Lizzo, tells ET, “We are pleased that Judge Epstein wisely threw out all or part of four of the plaintiffs’ causes of action. Lizzo is grateful to the judge for seeing through much of the noise and recognizing who she is — a strong woman who exists to lift others up and spread positivity. We plan to appeal all elements that the judge chose to keep in the lawsuit and are confident we will prevail.”
Ron Zambrano, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs, tells ET, “We’re very pleased with the judge’s ruling, and we absolutely consider it a victory on balance. He did dismiss a few allegations, including the meeting where Arianna was fat-shamed, the nude photo shoot, and dancers being forced to be on ‘hold’ while not on tour.”
He added, “However, all the other claims remain, including sexual, religious and racial discrimination, sexual harassment, the demeaning visits to the Bananenbar in Amsterdam and Crazy Horse in Paris, false imprisonment, and assault. The ruling also rightfully signals that Lizzo — or any celebrity — is not insulated from this sort of reprehensible conduct merely because she is famous. We now look forward to conducting discovery and preparing the case for trial.”