The Morning show and Lizzo’s serious allegations
Popstar Lizzo and The morning show accused of creating ‘bullying work environment’.
As Lizzo, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is now centre stage of a huge controversy, she has been accused of creating a ‘hostile work environment’, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and failing to stop these issues among her troupe.
Her former dancers allege that between 2021 and 2023, they were ‘forced to endure sexually denigrating behaviour’ and were pressured into taking part in ‘disturbing sex shows’. At the club, Lizzo allegedly “began inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas,” the law suit says. “Lizzo then turned her attention to Ms. Davis and began pressuring Ms. Davis to touch the breasts of one of the nude women. Another incident of alleged inappropriate behaviour by the star includes taking her dance group to a Parisian bar but failing to mention it was a nude cabaret bar. Ms Davis initially refused but ultimately gave in as she feared it would ‘harm her future on the team’ if she failed to participate.
The lawsuit alleged Lizzo robbed them of ‘the choice not to participate.’
Among other incidents levelled against the star are rehearsals so intense that Ms Davis soiled herself because she feared if she went to the toilet she would lose her position in the team. For the rest of the performance she was given a see-through outfit with nothing underneath.
It is also alleged that Lizzo began hurling abuse at the group when she found out Davis recorded a meeting that took place on April 27, because her eye condition leaves her discombobulated.
She fired Ms Davis straight away for making the recording of the meeting, she claims.
The potential harassment detailed in the lawsuit, though, calls this message and her image into question, while highlighting the relative lack of oversight for artists in the music industry.
The lawsuit, reveals it is not only Lizzo who has been put under the spotlight with these claims.
It’s not only Lizzo under fire for a lawsuit the Employees at ITV’s This Morning were subjected to “bullying, discrimination and harassment”, according to staff members who have spoken out after Phillip Schofield’s departure from the programme.
The former This Morning presenters affair with a much younger member of ITV staff while he was still married, which Phillip said was “unwise” but not “illegal”.
Since Phillip’s admission Holly has said that Phillip ‘lied’ to her about his affair with the young ITV staff member in a statement.
Some of the workers claim they attempted to raise concerns about the ITV programme only to face “further bullying and discrimination” by bosses for speaking out.
The allegations were published by MPs on the House of Commons culture select committee, which is looking into the circumstances surrounding Schofield’s resignation earlier this year. The presenter quit the show
Similarly, the allegations of bullying, discrimination, and harassment in the TV and music industries, as exemplified by the cases involving This Morning and Phillip Schofield, highlight a broader issue of power dynamics and mistreatment within these industries. It’s crucial for companies and organizations to take such allegations seriously, conduct proper investigations, and create safe and inclusive environments for all employees.