Lizzo Faces New Lawsuit Alleging Toxic Workplace Environment

Lizzo has been named in another lawsuit by a former employee. On Thursday, fashion designer Asha Daniels’ lawyer filed a lawsuit accusing Lizzo and several members on her team of allowing bullying, harassment and racial discrimination on her tour, according to NBC News. In the docs, which were obtained by NBC, Daniels claims Lizzo’s wardrobe manager, Amanda Nomura, reportedly referred to the performers as “fat,” “useless,” and “dumb” and forced them to change in front of white men on the crew who would “lewdly gawk” at them. Daniels was hired as a clothing designer and seamstress on Lizzo’s tour earlier this year and was reportedly fired after she complained about the wardrobe manager, according to the lawsuit. Lizzo, her tour manager and production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc., are also named in the suit. “Lizzo is the boss, so the buck stops with her,” Daniels’ lawyer, Ron Zambrano, said in a statement to NBC News. Lizzo’s team has since responded to the lawsuit in a statement provided to NBC News. “We will pay this as much attention as it deserves,” the statement said. “None.”