Two of the dancers who sued Lizzo for sexual harassment have given an interview, through which they allege they “tried to settle” the dispute “in-house” however have been met with a “rebuttal”.

Final week, it was revealed that the singer is being sued by three of her former dancers, who cite accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work surroundings.

Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis and Noelle Rodriguez have accused Lizzo of making a hostile work surroundings and fascinating in sexual harassment amongst different allegations. Her dance crew captain Shirlene Quigley and manufacturing firm Huge Grrrl Huge Touring Inc. are additionally named as defendants within the swimsuit.

Lizzo then responded and mentioned she was “hurt” by the “sensationalised” accusations, and has employed Marty Singer, the lawyer who has labored on current instances towards Jonah Hill, Johnny Depp, Invoice Cosby and extra.

Now, Williams and Rodriguez have spoken to Sky Information and alleged that they tried to “settle” the disagreement “in-house” earlier than submitting a lawsuit, however declare they have been met with a “rebuttal” from Lizzo’s crew.

Williams additionally addressed a declare made by Lizzo that the dancers have been being “unprofessional,” telling Sky Information: “I want to clarify the fact that these statements that were made were not addressed to the three of us individually but to the entire dance cast as a collective. It’s not like we were singled out.”

Williams went on to assert that the claims of unprofessionalism got here after the dancers requested to be placed on a retainer for his or her work with Lizzo.

“This treatment by management, artists – it’s normal in the entertainment industry,” Rodriguez added, saying that fat-shaming is “something that happens on an everyday basis” within the music business.

See footage from the interview beneath.

“These sensationalised stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behaviour on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional,” Lizzo mentioned in response to the lawsuit.

“As an artist I’ve all the time been very enthusiastic about what I do. I take my music and my performances significantly as a result of on the finish of the day I solely wish to put out the most effective artwork that represents me and my followers.

“With passion comes hard work and high standards. Sometimes I have to make hard decisions but it’s never my intention to make anyone feel uncomfortable or like they aren’t valued as an important part of the team.”

The three dancers then responded to her assertion, saying it was “disheartening” to learn. “Initially for me it just further deepened my disappointment in regards to how I was feeling and how I was treated,” Williams informed Channel 4 in an interview.