CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

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.