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The Problems with the Lizzo & Leah Remini-Scientology Suits

The Lizzo complaint ventures into intriguing territory.
The Lizzo complaint ventures into intriguing territory. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Eriq Gardner
August 7, 2023

Over the past five years, rap-pop star Lizzo has become an international symbol of full-figured empowerment, with a thriving musical career and blossoming reality TV success. That feel-good narrative was upended last week when three former background dancers—Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez—lodged a provocative complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing the 35-year-old singer of cultivating a hostile work environment. Their scandalous accusations (sexual, religious, and racial discrimination; weight shaming; false imprisonment, etc.) ignited social media. Yet, amid all the hullabaloo, little consideration has been given to whether the case against Lizzo holds any legal merit.