Lizzo Shares Vulnerable Message Online Months After Backup Dancer Lawsuit


Lizzo is giving her followers an update on her wellbeing following months of media attention surrounding a lawsuit lodged against her by her former dancers.

In case you need a refresher, the "About Damn Time" songstress was named in a shocking lawsuit filed in August by three former backup dancers who accused the music superstar of discrimination, creating a hostile work environment and multiple forms of harassment.

After initially speaking out on Instagram to condemn what she called "false" and "outrageous" allegations against her, Lizzo has remained rather quiet about the situation on her social media pages over the past few months, and has even appeared to move on with her life as usual—but now she's opening with her fans about how she is really holding up.

In a vulnerable post shared to Instagram on Thursday, Nov. 16, Lizzo shared a bathroom mirror selfie alongside a heartfelt message about her life lately.

"Hi. I'm working.. on music, myself, relationships with people and food, my anxiety, my body, my business, and my trust issues with the world.. but they are deep now, deeper than they've ever been," she wrote, while signing off with a simple, "Xoxo."

Lizzo's fans in the comments were quick to send supportive messages to the "Pink" singer, including one user who wrote, "Human growth. You've got this. ❤️."

"protect your peace babes," another fan chimed in, while someone else commented an encouraging message that read, "keep defending yourself! love you girly."

"Take your time girl! It’s all about taking care of you first! We will all still be here.❤️🙌" another supporter wrote.

But Lizzo's legal troubles aren't over yet, as the Grammy-winner has a hearing scheduled for later this month in regards to her recent motion asking the court to throw out the lawsuit.

The court documents, obtained by Variety, claim that the lawsuit filed by the former dancers is a "fabricated sob story," while 18 of Lizzo's employees have written declarations to deny the claims made by the plaintiffs.

Lizzo's lawyers are also arguing that the case should be dismissed under the anti-SLAPP statute, which could protect Lizzo under free speech if employed.

Lawyers for Lizzo's former dancers are fighting her attempts to dismiss the suit, and have since filed an opposition to Lizzo's motion, per Rolling Stone.

A hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 22.

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