A documentary filmmaker who worked with Lizzo has come out supporting the women who filed a lawsuit against the singer. She says she was treated with such disrespect that she abandoned her job after just two weeks.
Sophia Nahli Allison shared the comments on Twitter after the singer’s former dancers sued Lizzo. The lawsuit alleges sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from incidents that happened in 2021 and 2023. Allison says she traveled with Lizzo to work on a documentary film in 2019.
“I usually do not comment on anything pop culture related. But in 2019, I traveled a bit with Lizzo to be the director of her documentary,” Allison begins. “I walked away after about two weeks. I was treated with such disrespect by her.”
“I witnessed how arrogant, self-centered, and unkind she is. I was not protected and was thrown into a shitty situation with little support. My spirit said to run as fast as you f*cking can and I’m so grateful I trusted my gut.”
“I felt gaslit and was deeply hurt, but I’ve healed. Reading these reports made me realize how dangerous of a situation it was. This kind of abuse of power happens far too often. Much love and support to the dancers,” Allison concludes. She continues in a follow-up post, saying others shared similar stories with her privately.
“Lizzo creates an extremely toxic and hostile working environment and undermines the work, labor, and authority of other black and brown women in the process. Notice how the documentary ended up being directed by a cis white man,” Allison concludes. She’s referring to the 2022 documentary, Love, Lizzo.
She concludes by saying that the singer is a “narcissistic bully” who continues to “build her brand off of lies.” Allison says she was excited to support and protect a Black woman through the documentary process but “quickly learned her image and ‘message’ was a curated facade. I stand with the dancers and anyone who has had similar experiences working with her and her team.”