14 Dancers for Lizzo Settled Separate Dispute Months Before Harassment Lawsuit

The suit was tied to the singer’s documentary ‘Love, Lizzo.’

A separate lawsuit involving Lizzo’s 2022 documentary “Love, Lizzo” has reportedly been settled.

According to the Los Angles Times, 14 of the singer’s dancers will each receive between $7,092 and $7,545 for footage that appeared in the production.

The dancers alleged that recordings of them were included in the documentary without their approval. The clips showed the dancers discussing how misogyny, weight-shaming, and racism affected them.

Slay Smiles, the dancers’ manager, told the Times that the doc “truly exploited these women and violated the emotional safety they had in those moments.” Boardwalk Pictures, the co-production company of the documentary and a “Lizzo entity” were the targets of the lawsuit.

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Footage from the documentary was taken in 2019 when Lizzo and the dancers were preparing for the MTV Video Music Awards. Smiles added that the dancers weren’t given a contract for the footage.

The total payout resulting from the suit was $109,551

None of the dances from the documentary settlement are part of the more recent harassment lawsuit that has been levied against the famed singer.

That suit from three dancers alleges that they were sexually harassed and weight-shamed. The suit also cites incidents of racial and disability discrimination.

Lizzo has since responded. She called the allegations “false” and said they were “as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”

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