Billboard Magazine reports:
Lizzo is in legal hot water after slamming a Postmates driver on Twitter. According to documents filed Friday (Nov. 15) in U.S. District Court of Central California, Tiffany Wells is suing the pop star (aka Melissa Jefferson) for libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false light invasion of privacy. Wells claims she was forced to quit her job as a courier for Postmates and other food delivery services after Lizzo publicly accused her of stealing a Postmates order, tweeting her name and photo.
According to Wells, Lizzo’s tweet garnered a large number of retweets and comments, with some of the singer’s fans threatening physical violence against Wells. Though Lizzo later deleted the Twitter post and tweeted out an apology to Wells, Wells claims “the damage had already been done,” noting that several mainstream news organizations including People, Rolling Stone and TMZ had circulated the original tweet.
I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door. 🥺
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) September 17, 2019
Postmates delivery person “afraid to leave her house” after Lizzo tweet, sues singer for emotional distress https://t.co/fv3mTHBo90
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 16, 2019
If the Postmates driver that is suing Lizzo doesn’t use ” I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch that’s suing your ass” as her opening statement then I don’t know what were doing in this world.
— Lava Spike Jonze (@Julio_DA) November 15, 2019
Back in September, Lizzo accused a Postmates delivery person of stealing her food. Shortly after, she apologized. Now, that woman is suing Lizzo for defamation. https://t.co/MRecFuLbTy
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) November 15, 2019