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A Deep Dive into Lizzo’s Legal Battle

Posted by Amanda Butler Schley | May 01, 2024 | 0 Comments

Pop Your Biz with your host, Amanda Butler Schley, Episode 01

In this inaugural episode of Pop Your Biz, Amanda Butler Schley takes a deep dive into American singer and rapper Lizzo's current legal battle. 

Tune in to the episode for these key takeaways:

  • Lizzo's lawsuit from July of 2023 brought against her by three of her former backup dancers
  • Lizzo's dance team captain, Shirlene Quigley's role in the complaints as co-defendant
  • Summary of the nine legal claims that the plaintiffs are suing under with select details of the work environment and discrimination claims presented by the plaintiffs
  • The clash between the management team, made up entirely of white Europeans, with the black members of the dance team, being accused of being lazy, unprofessional, and having bad attitudes
  • The reasons given to the plaintiffs for termination and how it may be proven to be a false termination or not

View the complaint against Lizzo:

Stay tuned for a continuation of this topic with guest Megan Kelly — the discussion will continue with details on the defenses and the motion to strike that Lizzo's defense team filed


About Pop Your Biz:

Welcome to Pop Your Biz with your host, Amanda Butler Schley, your go-to business lawyer and purveyor of all things pop culture. Join Amanda as she breaks down today's hottest legal headlines into bite-sized pieces. We use the lawsuits of your favorite celebrities and worldwide brands to teach you how to keep your business on the right side of the law.

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Amanda Butler Schley

Ranked as a Top Rated Business and Commercial Attorney, I have more than a decade of experience representing boutique hotels, family-owned businesses, privately owned restaurants, breweries, artists, executives and entrepreneurs.


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