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Attorney for Lizzo’s former backup dancers: ‘Shameful’ that singer performed at Biden fundraiser

An attorney for former dancers of pop star Lizzo, who have accused the singer of sexual harassment, criticized her performance Thursday night at a record-setting fundraiser held by President Biden.

“It’s shameful that Lizzo would be chosen to headline an event like this amid such egregious allegations,” attorney Ron Zambrano told NewsNation.

“Without getting into the politics, I can’t imagine why anyone would want Lizzo representing them in any way, given her reprehensible behavior. It’s just a terrible look.”

In August, three former backup dancers — Arianna Davis, Noelle Rodriguez and Crystal Williams — filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the “Juice” singer, in which they accused her, her production company and another employee of “creating a hostile, abusive work environment and making their working conditions intolerable.”

Attorneys for Lizzo have said that the dancers were rightly fired due to poor conduct, and she filed a motion to dismiss the suit in October.

“Plaintiffs missed flights, arrived late and hungover to rehearsals and drunk to performances, entered into consensual sexual relationships with male crew members on tour, exhibited a rapid decline in the quality of their dancing and professionalism, and ultimately conspired to make and disseminate an unauthorized recording of a creative meeting with Lizzo and the dance cast,” an October filing reads, according to Rolling Stone.

Biden’s multimillion-dollar Thursday fundraiser in New York City also featured former Presidents Obama and Clinton. Other celebrity guests that were slated to attend were Ben Platt, Mindy Kaling, Queen Latifah, Cynthia Erivo and Lea Michele.

“Democrats are unified and energized behind President Biden’s reelection campaign – and that will be on full display this Thursday in New York City,” Biden campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz said in a statement.

The Hill has reached out to the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee for comment.

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