A filmmaker claims she walked away from directing a documentary on Lizzo because of the singer’s treatment of her.
Sophia Nahli Allison stated in a tweet that the singer showed herself to be “arrogant, self-centered, and unkind.”
This comes after three dancers sued Lizzo, accusing her of body-shaming and sexual harassment.
Sophia Nahli Allison, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker from Los Angeles, said in a Twitter post on Tuesday that she walked away from directing a documentary on Lizzo.
Allison stated that Lizzo demonstrated an “abuse of power” during their brief time together.
Allison’s tweet follows a lawsuit filed by three of Lizzo’s former backup dancers against the pop star, accusing her of body-shaming and sexual harassment.
Lizzo has not publicly responded to the lawsuit or Allison’s comments. Her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“In 2019, I traveled with Lizzo briefly to direct her documentary. I left after 2 weeks. I was treated with such disrespect by her,” Allison wrote.
She said Lizzo showed herself to be “arrogant, self-centered, and unkind.” Allison added that she felt unsupported and “thrown into a difficult situation with little support.”
Allison added that she trusted her gut telling her to “run as fast as you fucking can” and is grateful she did.
She stated that she felt “gaslit” and “deeply hurt” by Lizzo but did not specify what happened between them.
“Reading these reports made me realize how dangerous of a situation it was,” she wrote regarding the lawsuit filed against the singer.