Singer was criticised for sharing the woman’s name, photo and also work environment to her million-plus
Lizzo is being demanded disparagement after tweeting the name as well as workplace and image of a shipment girl she accused of taking her food.
On 16 September the rapper and also singer tweeted: “Hey @Postmates this woman Tiffany W. took my food she lucky I don’t combat say goodbye to,” in addition to a photo claiming to be of the lady in question.
Lizzo then erased the tweet after a significant backlash from her fans.
The next day she tweeted: “I apologise for placing that woman on blast. I comprehend I have a big adhering to which there were a lot of variables that could’ve placed her at risk.”
She included: “Imma really be much more responsible with my use social media sites and inspect my petty as well as my pride at the door.”
Shortly after Lizzo’s preliminary tweet and apology, TMZ reported that Ms Wells was “worried to leave her house and even most likely to function, for worry someone may harm her and even worse”.
Pitchfork now reports that Ms Wells is filing a claim against Lizzo for libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and also false light invasion of personal privacy.
In the claim, filed on 15 November, Ms Wells’ lawyers compose that she had actually picked up food for Lizzo from Luke’s Lobster in Boston and also tried to bring it to the musician at the Revere Resort, however did not have Lizzo’s area number.
Ms Wells asserts she tried to call Lizzo (who presumably utilized the pseudonym “Bonnie V” on Postmates), however can not get hold of her as well as ultimately abandoned the order.
The lawsuit calls Lizzo’s tweets on 16 September “incorrect declarations that are derogatory and also are calumnious.”
“Lizzo’s conduct was extreme and also outrageous in that she used her celeb to publicly defame, slander, and intimidate a personal person (i.e. [Tiffany Wells], to approximately one million Twitter followers,” Ms Wells’ legal representatives said.