Noelle Rodriguez, a former backup dancer for LIZZO, has joined a lawsuit against the performer.
Here is all the information you require regarding Noelle Rodriguez and the accusations Lizzo has faced.
Noelle Rodriguez: Who is she?
The 25-year-old Texas native and former backup dancer for Lizzo is Noelle Rodriguez. She previously appeared in the first season of Euphoria as a background dancer and modeled for GAP and Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS.
Sam Smith, Janet Jackson, and Beyonce hired Rodriguez as a dancer.
She wrote: “If they want to make an example of me, I will gladly be one,” in a post on Instagram in May 2023.
“We hope to set an example for commitment, bravery, and perseverance in the face of opposition.”
“I also want to serve as an example of how to reject foolishness. Being in a position in my career where I can reject disrespect brings me peace. I am steadfast in my decision to leave places that don’t deserve me and don’t serve me.”
“My skill, integrity, and reputation speak for themselves. Know your value and don’t be afraid to speak up. No matter who is doing wrong, stand up for what is right.”
“Excited about what lies ahead. And, to be perfectly honest, it was past due.”
When did Noelle Rodriguez work with Lizzo?
Rodriguez was hired by Lizzo after appearing in the music video for the song “Rumors” by the artist. Regarding the treatment of dancers Arianna Davis and Crystal Williams, Rodriguez allegedly threatened to resign.
Lizzo is charged with “cracking her knuckles and balling her fist” in retaliation.
Shirlene Quigley, Lizzo’s dance captain, allegedly reacted in the following way when cast members asked her to stop pressuring Rodriguez to convert to Christianity: “No job and no one will stop me from talking about the Lord.”
What has Lizzo been accused of?
Lizzo is being sued by three dancers who claim she harassed them sexually and fostered a hostile work environment. Additionally, they claimed that she forced one of them into touching a nude performer at an Amsterdam club.
The lawsuit asserts that Lizzo falsely accused the dancers of drinking at work and then forced them to perform an “excruciating” 12-hour audition.
Lizzo is also alleged to have fired a dancer for recording a meeting due to a medical condition after pointing out the dancer’s weight gain.
After submitting the lawsuit to Los Angeles Superior Court, the dancers’ legal team gave it to NBC News.
Quigley, Lizzo’s dance captain, is accused of having “lewd fantasies” with other people, simulating oral sex, and discussing a dancer’s virginity in front of the group of people.
In addition, the lawsuit alleges claims of false imprisonment, racial and religious discrimination, and interference with potential economic disadvantage.
Plaintiffs in the complaint include Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez, three of Lizzo’s artists.
In a “thinly veiled” comment about her weight, Lizzo and a choreographer allegedly told Davis that she seemed “less committed” to her role.
Lizzo is accused of pressuring Davis to touch the breasts of a nude performer at an Amsterdam club, according to the report. Quigley, Lizzo’s dance captain, is accused of discussing Davis’ virginity in public and on social media without Davis’ consent.
Days after Lizzo claimed that the dancers were drinking before performances, Davis is said to have lost her job.
She allegedly peed herself during the ensuing “excruciating” 12-hour rehearsal because she was afraid of losing her job if she went to the bathroom.
Because of Davis’ eye condition, Lizzo is accused of firing her immediately after she recorded a meeting.
Davis reportedly had to remain in the space while a member of Lizzo’s security team searched her phone for the video.
Days after she allegedly refuted Lizzo’s assertion that the dancers drank before performances, Crystal Williams is said to have been fired in a hotel lobby.
The singer allegedly continued by shouting a slur, raising her middle finger, and cursing.
What has Lizzo said?
Press inquiries for comments on Lizzo and Quigley were not answered.
“The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly,” according to the dancers’ attorney Ron Zambrano.
In private, she humiliates her dancers by calling them names that are not only impermissible but also utterly demoralizing.