Oscar Nominee Sophia Nahli Allison Says She Walked Away From Directing Lizzo Documentary After Being “Treated With Such Disrespect” By Singer

In the wake of a lawsuit filed by former backup dancers alleging sexual harassment and hostile work environments, another individual has made allegations against singer Lizzo.

Today, documentary filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison alleged on social media that she was “treated with such disrespect” by Lizzo, which led her to quit the project. Her 2019 documentary short, A Love for Latasha, earned her an Oscar nomination.

Allison guaranteed that she left the narrative undertaking following fourteen days of shadowing the vocalist in view of “presumptuous, conceited, and harsh” conduct from Lizzo. Allison added she was “tossed into a sh*tty circumstance with little help.”

The post references the claim against Lizzo and her creation organization, Large Grrrl Huge Visiting, documented Tuesday by three previous reinforcement artists. The plaintiffs claimed that Lizzo and employees of her production company engaged in a pattern of sexual, religious, and racial harassment.

Allison posted on Instagram and Twitter, “I typically do not comment on anything related to pop culture.” Yet, in 2019, I voyaged a piece with Lizzo to be the head of her narrative. After about two weeks, I left. She treated me with such disrespect. She is cruel, rude, and arrogant, as I witnessed. I was not safeguarded and tossed into a sh*tty circumstance with little help. My soul said to run as quick as possible, and I’m appreciative I paid attention to my instinct. I felt gaslit and profoundly hurt, however I’ve recuperated.

The fact that I’ve read these reports has made me realize how dangerous the situation was. This kind of power abuse occurs far too frequently. Much love and backing to the artists.”

In November 2022, HBO Max released a documentary titled Love, Lizzo. It was coordinated by Doug Supplicate, whose different undertakings incorporate 2009 film Workmanship and Duplicate and 2008 film Surfwise.

Allison likewise said via virtual entertainment that she has heard from other people who went through comparable encounters with Lizzo. She said the star “makes a very poisonous and threatening work space and subverts the work, work, and authority of other dark and brown womxn all the while.

Before further describing Lizzo as “a narcissistic bully” who “has built her brand off lies,” Allison wrote, “Notice how the film ended up being directed by a cis white man.”

“I was eager to help and safeguard a Person of color through the narrative cycle, however immediately scholarly her picture and ‘message’ was an organized veneer,” she proceeded.