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Lizzo sued for defamation after accusing delivery girl of stealing her food


Lizzo is being sued for defamation after tweeting the name, workplace, and photo of a girl she accused of stealing her food.

On September 16, the rapper and singer tweeted, "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food, she was lucky not to fight anymore," along with a photo that claimed to be the woman in question.

Lizzo deleted the tweet after considerable reaction from his followers.

The next day she tweeted, “I apologize for putting this girl at risk. I understand that I have many followers and that there were so many variables that could endanger her. "

She added, "I will really be more responsible for using social media and check my stinginess and my pride at the door."

Shortly after Lizzo’s initial tweet and apology, TMZ reported that Ms Wells was “afraid to leave her home and even go to work, for fear someone might harm her or even worse”.

Pitchfork now reports that Ms Wells is suing Lizzo for libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false light invasion of privacy.

In the lawsuit, filed on 15 November, Ms Wells’ lawyers write that she had picked up food for Lizzo from Luke’s Lobster in Boston and tried to bring it to the artist at the Revere Hotel, but did not have Lizzo’s room number.

Ms Wells claims she tried to call Lizzo (who allegedly used the pseudonym “Bonnie V” on Postmates), but could not get hold of her and eventually abandoned the order.

The lawsuit calls Lizzo’s tweets on 16 September “false statements that are defamatory and are libellous.”

“Lizzo’s conduct was extreme and outrageous in that she used her celebrity to publicly defame, disparage, and threaten a private individual (i.e. [Tiffany Wells]), to roughly one million Twitter followers,” Ms Wells’ lawyers said.

O Independente has contacted Lizzo’s representative for comment.

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